A Wiltshire town’s former Wilko store is on the market as the search for new occupants continues.

The Devizes branch of Wilko closed last September as the budget chain’s collapse sparked store closures around the UK.

The large High Street unit has since remained empty and in January town councillors said they hoped a new business could be found to “attract shoppers” to the area.

Since then, the vacant premises has been listed as available to let by commercial property consultants Johnson Fellows.

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While the price of rent is only available upon application, the listing advised that Wilko had been paying £145,000 a year for the property, before their closure.

The empty store is one of the larger units in the area, boasting 7,970sq feet of ground floor space and a further 6,840sq feet on the first floor.

Town clerk Simon Fisher has previously said filling the former shop could be another boost for the town centre.

He said: “Principally we want to see it occupied and being used, I suspect the size of the unit is too big to be an independent retailer, although I could be wrong.

“Ideally we’ll get someone in there who is selling the products that people want to buy and it will become another draw into the town.”