Bargain retailer B&M is reportedly moving into a historic building in High Wycombe's High Street.

According to UK Property Forums, B&M will be moving into a 16,000sq ft unit over the ground and first floor at Red Lion House in March.

The building, which also houses Iceland, is on the site where Red Lion Hotel once stood, and both Benjamin Disraeli and Sir Winton Churchill clambered onto the portico to deliver election speeches there.

B&M has reportedly got a five-year lease on the shop unit.

The arrival of the popular store, which sells just about everything from wallpaper, furniture, toys and home accessories to food and drink, follows exciting announcements about other new businesses moving into the town.

American burger chain Five Guys is opening in Cressex in March, Creams dessert parlour will open at some point soon in White Hart Street, a new Italian restaurant and gelateria will welcome visitors in the old Ottakar's book shop and another Aldi and McDonald's look set to open on the old Cressex Park and Ride in the future.

Back in 2019, the Bucks Free Press asked B&M if they would consider opening up a shop in High Wycombe amid huge demand from readers to bring the brand to the town.

At the time, a spokesman for B&M told the Bucks Free Press: “We’re delighted shoppers want to see a B&M in High Wycombe.

“We open 50 stores a year so we’re always looking for new sites and to increase the number of stores across Buckinghamshire.”

In a statement to UK Property Forums, Chris Naylor, portfolio asset manager at Devonshire Holdings, which let the retail space to B&M at Red Lion House, said: "We are certain that B&M Stores will prove a real footfall driver to the High Street and to High Wycombe town centre as a whole.

"By the time the store opens in late March we are hopeful that government restrictions will have eased and that a degree of normality will have returned to the town centre.”