NewRiver has agreed two deals with Primark, activating former BHS units at the Priory Meadow shopping centre in Hastings and the Abbey centre at Newtownabbey, Belfast.
In Hastings, Primark will take the 29,800-sq ft store with works planned to begin in Spring 2018, and completion targeted for Summer 2018. The deal brings the centre occupancy to 100 per cent and complements the strong existing fashion retail mix which includes H&M, Topshop, M&S, River Island and New Look.
At Newtownabbey, Primark will increase its trading space by 75 per cent to 26,700 sq ft in Summer 2018. Over the last 18 months the centre has seen a new 42,000-sq ft full-range Next store, an 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.