The old Argos unit at Greenbridge Retail Park is getting a new lease of life.

M&G Real Estate, which manages the park, has confirmed to the Adver that Poundland will be moving in.

But it has not been able to share any further information about when that might happen - or when it will be open to the public. 

The news comes after the company confirmed last year that "advanced conversations" were "ongoing with a potential new occupier to take the space previously occupied by Argos".

Retail property website Completely Retail lists the former Argos building as 'under offer' from Poundland but it was last updated on June 16. 

Swindon Advertiser: Completely Retail's map of Greenbridge showing the Argos buildingCompletely Retail's map of Greenbridge showing the Argos building

Argos, which is part of the Sainsbury's group, closed in September last year after several years at the retail park. It came as part of the supermarket giant's decision to accommodate hundreds of Argos stores within its supermarkets around the UK. 

A new Argos was built inside the Stratton Sainsbury's store in Oxford Road, which also opened to the public in September 2021.

Read: First look at new Argos in Sainsbury's as Greenbridge store closes

The 10020.00 sq ft unit has been closed ever since with signage reminding customers that the store is now closed and their nearest Argos is at Sainsbury's but it seems it's only a matter of time before it will be removed. 

The Adver has approached Poundland for comment on what the people of Swindon can expect from the new budget store or when it might open, but it has not received a response. 

The news, alongside the arrival of a Cancer Research UK Superstore next door expected in September, the opening of a Smyth's Toy Store earlier in May and a Lidl supermarket a few months before that, marks an upturn in fortune for the shopping area.

It had been blighted by several high-profile closures, with Homebase, Laura Ashley, Maplins, Mothercare and Argos all shutting, with the empty units leaving Greenbridge resembling something of a ghost town. 

But now only three remain. They are the old PC World, Laura Ashley and Maplin, stores which are all on the other side of the retail park next to The Gym.