As previously reported by Island Echo, a planning application for a brand new Poundland store in Ryde High Street was submitted back in April.
Having successfully obtained permission to knock the former Gladrags and Sinclair Youngs store into one, workman started gutting the building earlier this month with a work yard having now been created backing onto the Co-Operative car park.
With work underway, Island Echo approached Poundland for further information about the store, but the nation-wide company are continuing to refuse to supply any information.
A Poundland spokesperson said:
“Poundland is currently considering the acquisition of new stores to add to those already opened this year. The stringent acquisition process ensures the new stores are positioned in the right location and fit Poundland’s customer profile.
“Due to the popularity of Poundland’s product ranges, the organisation is keen not to raise anticipation for a new store before plans are finalised. Therefore, Poundland cannot disclose any more information at this stage. As soon as all details have been confirmed, Poundland will immediately release this information to the area in question”.
Rumours have been circulating on social networking that Poundland have pulled out from the venture, however with work underway and conflicting reports it is likely that Ryde will see it’s first Poundland in 2015.
The brand new Poundland shop will be the third store on the Island for the national chain who already operate in Newport and Shanklin.