Pri­mark store open­ing date is set for March

Shop to open al­most two years af­ter plan re­vealed

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

PRI­MARK is set to open a store in Uxbridge town cen­tre in just two months.

The hugely an­tic­i­pated open­ing of the dis­count re­tailer in Uxbridge is just around the cor­ner, so the Gazette has put to­gether a list of ev­ery­thing we know.

For read­ers who have been fol­low­ing this story from the start, it will come as no sur­prise that it has been rolling on for a num­ber of years.

The plans to open the store were first re­vealed in a Hilling­don Coun­cil doc­u­ment in 2015 af­ter the re­vamp of the Pav­il­ions shop­ping cen­tre was giv­ing plan­ning per­mis­sion 2014.

It was ex­pected to open in time for Christ­mas 2016, but this was de­layed.

Pri­mark re­vealed on Satur­day Jan­uary 21 that the store will now be open for busi­ness on Satur­day March 25.

In De­cem­ber 2015, Pri­mark re­vealed that there would be 155 jobs at the Uxbridge store and that Job­cen­tre Plus and Uxbridge Col­lege would be help­ing to get un­em­ployed peo­ple in­volved.

Job­cen­tre Plus con­firmed it was the sole re­cruiter for the store and was work­ing with Uxbridge Col­lege to em­ploy peo­ple from Hilling­don. in Oc­to­ber

Ap­pli­ca­tions opened in Oc­to­ber and va­can­cies were avail­able for su­per­vi­sors and re­tail as­sis­tants for both part­time and full-time roles.

Around 120 jobs have been cre­ated at the new store and in­ter­views were car­ried out in Novem­ber.

The Pri­mark store will be spread over two floors and a to­tal of 4,650sq/m, or just over half the size of a foot­ball pitch.

There will be en­trances from both High Street and Che­quers Square at the new shop, lo­cated just next to the KFC.

Hilling­don Coun­cil’s cabi­net mem­ber for re­gen­er­a­tion, Cllr Dou­glas Mills, has pre­vi­ously 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.”

NEW LOOK: An artist’s im­pres­sion of the re­vamped shop­ping cen­tre

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