Lancaster's Primark store gets ready for opening

Lancaster's new Primark store will open its doors to customers this week.

Tuesday, 23rd August 2016, 9:34 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 5:06 pm
Lancaster's Primark

The clothes shop will open on Wednesday August 24 at 10am. The Mayor of Lancaster, Robert Redfern will cut the ribbon and officially open the store to the public.

Primark is housed in Lancaster’s former Market Hall as part of Marketgate Shopping Centre.

The retail chain is employing 169 people across the district and will cover 31,000 sq ft over two floors.

Lancaster's Primark

There have been delays to the opening of the store which was originally due to open early in 2015.

Work on fitting out the new Primark began in early April.

A Primark spokesman said: “We look forward to opening a new Primark store in Lancaster and offering amazing fashion at amazing prices for all the family.”

A time capsule was recently buried at the centre to mark the opening of Primark. The capsule, to be opened in 2066, contained group photographs of retailers, donated items and newspapers from that day.

Lancaster's Primark

Primark first opened in 1969 in Dublin, Ireland and has 161 stores across the UK.