Mystery surrounds site of discount shop

Bargain store Poundland has announced it is to open another store in Sheffield.

But the brand, which already has a branch on The Moor, could not confirm where in the city it would be or when it would open .

The former TJ Hughes site, on High Street in the city centre, was expected to house a Poundland on one floor as part of its redevelopment.

Richard Lancaster, Poundland’s trading director, said: “Poundland has grown significantly over the past 12 months and it is fantastic to see this expansion continuing with a second store in Sheffield.

“We’re looking forward to opening our doors.”

The shop, which sells hundreds of items at £1 each, also said the new store would create a number of local jobs for the community.

Work to redevelop the former TJ Hughes site is due to be completed early this year.

It will be split into units, with the British Heart Foundation and Sports Direct also expected to occupy space there.

The landmark TJ Hughes site closed in 2012 after store bosses said they had been ‘forced out’ by landlord Standard Life Investments.