‘Great coup for our econ­omy’

Ar­rival of a Pri­mark store wel­comed

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Alexan­der Ballinger alexan­der.ballinger@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

A HILLINGDON coun­cil­lor has aired his de­light at news a Pri­mark store is set to open in Uxbridge in time for Christ­mas, say­ing it will ce­ment the town cen­tre as a key shop­ping des­ti­na­tion in west Lon­don.

The dis­count clothes store is set to open in The Pavil­ions shop­ping cen­tre in Uxbridge town cen­tre by the end of the year and the store has been wel­comed by res­i­dents and coun­cil­lors.

It is also set to cre­ate 144 new jobs and will join Marks & Spencers, TK Maxx, Wilkin­son’s and Tesco at the ma­jor re­tail­ers in the shop­ping cen­tre.

Hillingdon Coun­cil’s cabi­net mem­ber for re­gen­er­a­tion, Cllr Dou­glas Mills, said: “Pri­mark’s ar­rival is a great coup for the lo­cal econ­omy.

“Uxbridge is go­ing through a com­plete trans­for­ma­tion in the next few years that will fur­ther ce­ment its rep­u­ta­tion as an at­trac­tive and con­ve­nient west Lon­don shop­ping des­ti­na­tion.

“Such progress shows that Hillingdon is work­ing very well in at­tract­ing high qual­ity busi­nesses, bring­ing more jobs for lo­cal peo­ple.”

Uxbridge town cen­tre is cur­rently un­der­go­ing a num­ber of ren­o­va­tion projects in­clud­ing re­vamps of the Cedars and Grainges multi-storey car parks.

Fund­ing has also been se­cured for £2mil­lion worth of in­vest­ments in the high street from the Lon­don Re­gen­er­a­tion Fund.

The new Pri­mark will be across two floors and will fea­ture en­trances from the High Street and Che­quers Square.

As­set man­ager Si­mon Usher from LaSalle In­vest­ment Man­age­ment, a com­pany that worked with Hillingdon Coun­cil to bring Pri­mark to Hillingon, said: “This new Pri­mark store will add sig­nif­i­cant vi­brancy to the Che­quers Square area of The Pavil­ions and com­ple­ments the ex­ist­ing re­tail mix.

“The in­vest­ment is re­flec­tive of our com­mit­ment to Uxbridge and en­sur­ing The Pavil­ions re­mains a key shop­ping des­ti­na­tion within the town.”

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