List of Tesco closures released

Tesco has announced the list of 43 stores across the country that it is planning to close, including a superstore in Wrexham and a Homeplus in Chester.

In a statement earlier this month the supermarket giant said that it would be closing several loss-making outlets after a "disappointing performance", and would not be progressing with 49 planned store developments.

This included the proposed 140,000 sq ft store in Knowsley, which was part of the £200m regeneration of Kirkby town centre.

In the North West, Tesco is expected to close the superstore in Dodds Lane, Wrexham, and a Homeplus in Chester.

Metro branches due to close are: Bootle, Merseyside; Morecambe and Ormskirk, Lancashire; Runcorn, Cheshire.

Two smaller Tesco Express outlets at Liverpool Kensington and Heaton Chapel are also on the list of closures.

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How can we ensure that that the Heaton Chapel building, which was a public house, is restored to community use?

By Christopher J Green

Apply for it to be an Asset of Community Value through Stockport MBC? This is what hads been achieved with The Savoy (although this is a cinema and not a shop).

By Chris

Shame about Tesco, they did a nice job on their store layouts / appearances over the last few years. Staff seemed alright as well, unlike ASDA, with their 1990s store layouts, nutty staff and cram-it-in floor layouts. There’s more obstacles within the first 10 yards of an ASDA store than a tough mudder course…

By Fiona Coupon