A commercial real estate company has been appointed to sell the Watford Wilko’s lease.

CBRE, a global commercial real estate services, confirmed to the Watford Observer that it will be taking on the role but could not give any further information.

The announcement comes as Wilko revealed that from today (October 12) it will be selling items online since its 400 UK stores closed.

While not all Wilko own brand favourites will be immediately available from day one, shoppers are encouraged to keep returning as hundreds of lines will be added daily.

It comes after the shop in the High Street closed on Tuesday, September 26, along with 36 other Wilko stores on the same day.

In August, administrator PwC was hired to oversee the administration process after Wilko failed to secure a rescue deal.

PwC recently told the Watford Observer “that the Watford store won't be opening as a Poundland”.

When news began to circulate that the Wilko stores could close in August, Watford shoppers shared their disappointment.

Watford Observer: The shop closed on Tuesday, September 26.The shop closed on Tuesday, September 26. (Image: Stephen Danzig)

Sultana Ali, 51, from Watford, said: “It is sad. We always come here to buy things for the garden and household items.

“The home stuff is really good and reasonably priced. It is such a good shop; we are really going to miss it.”

Fabiola De Oliveira, 49, who lives in Watford feared another empty unit in the High Street.

She said: “If it closes it could be very bad. We are already losing so many shops in the town.

“At Wilko you get good products and fair prices.”