The news comes after PwC, which was appointed to oversee the bankruptcy last month, failed to secure a rescue deal for the entire company.
However, PwC said it was still in discussions with parties interested in buying the remaining parts of the company.
It comes a day after rival retailer B&M bought up to 51 more Wilko stores in a deal worth up to £13 million.
The administration added Wednesday that “it is possible that additional store closures may regrettably be necessary,” depending on discussions with remaining interested parties.
HMV owner Doug Putman is still understood to be negotiating with PwC over a potential deal to save a significant number of stores.
Next week’s wave of closures will result in 1,016 layoffs, while the company has also announced hundreds more job losses among employees in warehouses and service centers.
Edward Williams, joint administrator, said: “Unfortunately, in the absence of viable offers across the business, store closures and redundancies of team members from these stores are now necessary.”
“The loss of these stores will be felt not only by the team members who served them with so much dedication despite the uncertainty of the last few weeks, but also by the communities they were a part of.”
Wilko branches close
According to the PwC administration, the following Wilko branches will close in the coming weeks:
Tuesday, September 12th
- Bishop Auckland
- Bletchley FF
- Cardiff Bay Retail Park
- Liverpool Edge Lane
- Port Talbot
- Tunbridge Wells
- Weston super Mare
- Westwood Cross
Thursday, September 14th
- Barrow in Furness
- Belle Vale
- Burnley (move)
- Great Yarmouth
- New Malden
- Northern Shields
- Queen Street Cardiff
- Southampton West Quay
- St. Exhibition
- Wake up
The retailer’s Burnley branch will also close as part of a move on Thursday, November 14.
https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/national/uk-today/23770943.wilko-closing-52-stores-across-uk—see-ones/?ref=rss Wilko is closing 52 stores across the UK – see which ones