MORE "exciting" plans have been revealed after a bargain chain announced the takeover of a vacant building in Malvern.

B&M revealed it will be opening a store in the former Wilko building after a sign was put on the front of the building in Church Walk last month.

But the bargain chain has now teased more plans for the former Wilko store.

The vacant store will undergo a "comprehensive" internal and external refurbishment before opening its doors on May 4. 

The 3,105sq ft space will be filled with groceries, including food, drink, and pet food.

There will also be a fantastic selection of health and beauty products, homeware, electricals, DIY essentials, toys, games and gifts.

The store manager from B&M said: “We’re feeling extremely positive about the creation of more jobs for local people, and we hope customers are going to be delighted with their new store.

“We are all really excited to get the doors open and welcome new customers through the door.”

B&M will open at 8am on May 4.

A SIGH of relief was felt across Malvern when B&M said it would move into the former Wilko after a number of traders experienced a loss of income. 

Richard Mairs, owner of nearby shop Sweet Street, had previously said his business was feeling the consequences of Wilko's closure due to a decline in footfall. 

However, Mr Mairs is now hopeful for the future. 

"I think it is great to be news for the town," he said,

"Lots of people have been walking past asking where they can get a pan and brush after Wilko closed.

"It will have a huge effect now that B&M is coming and will hopefully bring back the footfall we lost, but we cannot guarantee that yet as it is currently empty in the Wilko building."

Wilko closed on September 24 after the national discount retail chain went into administration, and the store has remained unused since.

The building was built in the 1980s and occupied by The International, Somerfield, Co-op, and then Wilko.

In September last year, Poundland agreed to buy 71 Wilko stores - including Worcester and Droitwich - but Malvern’s Wilko was not on the list.