Dunelm has confirmed the planned opening date for its upcoming Watford store.

The retailer has confirmed it is planning to launch the brand on December 5, after signs about an opening date appeared on hoarding outside its atria Watford unit.

In May, Dunelm revealed it will be moving into the upper mall level of the former John Lewis store in the shopping centre. It was then revealed, over the summer, that the home furnishings retailer was aiming to open roughly around the end of November.

Watford Observer: Dunelm hoarding in atria Watford.Dunelm hoarding in atria Watford. (Image: Dunelm)

It had previously been confirmed that the 33,000-square-foot store will have “pretty much everything” in Dunelm's range, including made-to-measure services, although there won’t be a café.

Poundland has been confirmed as another business set to open in the former John Lewis space, which is being divided into smaller units. Poundland is set to relocate from Watford High Street and also open in December.