// Primark has opened brand new 75,000sq ft store within Centre:MK shopping centre
// Situated in the former BHS unit, it’s Centre:MK’s largest new store in 25 years
// Comes a week after Primark opened the biggest store in its global estate in Birmingham
A week after opening the biggest store in its global estate in Birmingham, Primark has opened another brand new store – this time in Centre:MK shopping centre.
Situated in a former BHS unit on Silbury Arcade, the 75,000sq ft store is the largest new store to open at the Milton Keynes shopping centre in the last 25 years.
The new store features larger shopping aisles as part of Primark’s new store format, and offers its entire range of womenswear, menswear, childrenswear and homeware.
The opening is also a response to Centre:MK’s customer surveys, which had shown Primark to be the most requested store among visitors to the shopping centre.
“We’re delighted to open a second Milton Keynes store in Centre:MK,” Primark UK retail director Simon Gibbs said.
“Today’s opening brings the number of Primark stores to 189 in the UK and 370 internationally and we look forward to continued growth.”
The opening follows successful footfall growth for Centre:MK, which saw it record 25 million shopper visits in 2018 – above the national benchmark for UK shopping centres.
Centre:MK has also been ranked within GlobalData’s top 10 shopping centres in the UK.
“The opening of Primark is a huge milestone and highlights the dedication to our strategy of ‘reimagining an icon’ that has seen over £60 million investment across the shopping destination since 2016,” said Ed Sellick on behalf of Centre:MK’s joint owners Hermes Investment Management and AustralianSuper.
“This includes the recently completed 1400 space new technological multi-storey car park, and £10 million refurbishment of Sunset Walk and award-winning Guest Services area to ensure our visitors have an experience reflective of our status as a leading UK shopping destination.
“Primark joins centre:mk as the most requested brand by customers, and so we are thrilled to officially announce the opening of this firm fashion favourite.”