Blockbuster names 72 stores due for closure

Ben Parfitt
Blockbuster names 72 stores due for closure

The names of the 72 Blockbuster stores set for closure have been revealed by administrators Moorfields Corporate Recovery.

As a result of the closures 452 of the chain’s 2,000 strong workforce are to lose their jobs, leaving 192 UK stores still operating – for the time being at least.

“The decision to close some stores has not been taken lightly,” the firm told Retail Week. “However the remaining stores remain open for business and we are continuing to market the business for sale as a going concern. Currently we are offering attractive discounts which are generating additional sales.

“We want to be as open and transparent as possible throughout this process and will hopefully be in a position, within the next seven days, to provide staff and customers with another update very shortly.”

Here’s the list:

BEDFORD (KEMPSTON)
MAIDENHEAD (COOKHAM RD)
SANDHURST (YORKTOWN RD)
MARCH (HIGH ST)
WISBECH (NORFOLK ST)
CONGLETON (BARN ROAD)
WHITEHAVEN (KING ST)
WORKINGTON (MURRAY RD)
ILKESTON (SOUTH STREET)
MATLOCK (FIRS PARADE)
POOLE (WIMBOURNE ROAD)
FRAMWELLGATE MOOR (BEECH RD)
CLACTON-ON-SEA (OLD ROAD)
BOURNEMOUTH (HLDNHURS RD)
PETERSFIELD (CHAPEL ST)
SOUTHAMPTON (SHIRLEY)
SOUTHAMPTON (BITTERNE)
WINCHESTER (HIGH STREET)
WATFORD (ST ALBANS RD)
CROXLEY GREEN (WATFORD RD)
RYDE (UNION ST)
SHANKLIN (REGENTS ST)
DOVER (CHARLTON CNT)
CLITHEROE (WELLGATE)
FLEETWOOD (POULTON ROAD)
LEEDS (MORLEY QUEEN ST)
PRESCOT (CHURCH ST)
BROMLEY (WESTMORELAND RD)
DAGENHAM (BECONTREE HEATH)
WILLESDEN (WALM LANE)
PINNER (MARSH RD)
EAST SHEEN (UP RCHMD RD)
KINGS LYNN (RAILWAY RD)
KETTERING (NORTHALL STREET)
DIDCOT (BROADWAY)
ABINGDON (PCHCROFT SH CNT)
ARBROATH (FSHERACRE)
CARLISLE (WIGTON RD)
DUNFERMLINE (HALBEATH RD)
DUNOON (ARGYLL ST)
EDINBURGH (TOLLCROSS)
EDINBURGH (GRT JNCTION ST)
FALKIRK (GRAHAMS ROAD)
FORT WILLIAM (HIGH STREET)
CUMBERNAULD (SOUTH MUIRHEAD)
GLENROTHES (FIFE)
GREENOCK (W BLACKHALL ST)
INVERNESS (SIR WALTER SCOTT DR)
INVERURIE (CONSTIT ST)
IRVINE (RIVERWAY RETAIL PARK)
MONTROSE (HIGH ST)
NAIRN (LEOPOLD ST)
PAISLEY (CAUSEYSIDE ST)
BRIDGWATER (HIGH STREET)
TAMWORTH (MILL LANE)
MILDENHALL (ST ANDREWS ST)
IPSWICH (WOODBRIDGE RD)
CATERHAM (CROYDON ROAD)
CHICHESTER (MARKET RD)
NORTH SHIELDS (PRESTON RD NORTH)
EBBW VALE (MARKET ST)
PRESTATYN (HIGH ST)
SWANSEA (KILLAY)
WEST BROMWICH (DUDLEY STREET)
MELKSHAM (MARKET PLACE)
SALISBURY (FISHERTON ST)
EVESHAM (HIGH ST)
BRIDLINGTON (PROSPECT ST)
DAVENTRY (BOWEN SQUARE)
GOOLE (BOOTHFERRY RD)
HULL (NEWLAND AVENUE)
SCARBOROUGH (FALSGRAVE RD)

A more detailed list with addresses can be found here.

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