A County Durham shopping centre has announced it will be welcoming a discount retailer to its site - with more details to be announced in future.

A spokesperson for Byron Place Shopping Centre in Seaham has confirmed on Saturday (October 14) Poundland is set to open its doors "very soon."

It said it was looking forward to the retailer's arrival and said an opening date will be announced soon.

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A spokesperson for Byron Place said: "We are very excited to share the news that a brand new Poundland will be opening its doors very soon in Byron Place.

"Complementing other stores and offering something new and different and giving you further choice and reason to visit the centre.

"Keep them peeled for more info and an opening date very, very soon."

The shopping centre already boasts the likes of ASDA, Farmfoods, Card Factory, Savers, Subway, Peacocks, Betfred and Dominos.

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It also sports other retailers such as Costa, HomeBargains, O2, Specsavers, Greggs, B&M, and more.

The new Poundland store will be taking over the place previously occupied by Wilko following its closure last month.

As part of the closure in Seaham, Byron Place Shopping Centre in the town posted a farewell message for the shop on behalf of those who work at the shop.

The post from Byron Place Shopping Centre reads: "It is with a heavy heart that we have to announce that our Wilko store will be closing down on Tuesday, September 19.

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"The dedicated store team wishes to thank you all for your custom over the years

"Here at Byron Place, we will do everything we can for the staff. We wish them the very best of luck for the future and you will be so very sadly missed."

The deal struck between Poundland and Wilko will see the leases of nine Wilko North East stores taken over by the thrifty retailer, administrators PwP has said.