Leading brand Primark to upsize to former BHS store

25th September 2017

NewRiver REIT, owners of the Abbey Centre, Newtownabbey is pleased to announce that leading value fashion retailer Primark will be increasing its presence at the centre this Summer 2019.

Primark will upsize its current trading space in the heart of the centre by 75% when it moves to the unit formerly occupied by BHS. The retailer is aiming to move from its current store to the new space with a 26,700 sq ft sales floor, Summer 2019.

This letting at Newtownabbey continues NewRiver’s active asset management strategy which over the last 18 months has delivered a brand new purpose-built 42,000 sq ft full-range Next store, extended and fully-refurbished Dunnes Stores and the introduction of New Look, Caffé Nero and Nando’s alongside other lettings and refurbishments to the mall, signage, car park, branding and entrances.

Emma Mackenzie, Director at NewRiver REIT said: “We’re thrilled to have secured Primark’s upsize at Newtownabbey, testifying the growing popularity of the Abbey Centre as a convenient fashion retail and leisure destination for the community and beyond. Primark is taking the former BHS store and we are working on various other exciting opportunities for the existing Primark store once they vacate.”