Work begins to bring Primark megastore to Monks Cross

Coming soon to a shopping centre near you…
17 Mar 2015 @ 12.09 pm
| Fashion, Shopping
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It’s going to be big… Primark

Work is now underway to transform three empty units at York’s Monks Cross Shopping Centre into one huge Primark.

The units, which once housed Marks and Spencer, Sports Direct and Laura Ashley, are being converted into a branch of the value fashion outlet.

When construction is completed, including the addition of mezzanine floors in each of the three units, the megastore will boast 57,600 sq ft of retail space – far bigger than the already pretty impressive 34,400 sq ft store planned for Coppergate in the city centre.

And retail bosses say the much anticipated retailer will employ 222 staff.

Katherine Sharp, Monks Cross manager, said:

Monks Cross Shopping has worked tirelessly with Primark on continued negotiations over the past two years and are delighted we can now begin the works to realise the ambition of bringing the much-anticipated retailer to Monks Cross.

A Primark spokesperson said:

We look forward to opening a store at Monks Cross Shopping providing our customers with amazing fashion at amazing prices.

All change

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Moving story at Monks Cross. Photograph: Monks Cross Shopping
No opening date has yet been set for Primark to open its Monks Cross store. The move also sees the relocation of Sports Direct and Laura Ashley to new units on the shopping park.

Meanwhile, Clarks is moving into a more streamlined unit on its present Monks Cross location later in March. It will take up half the room of the previous store.

No retailer has yet been lined up for the unit freed up by the Clarks move.

40 thoughts on “Work begins to bring Primark megastore to Monks Cross

  1. Carnt wait love there jar as and dressing gowns great value for money how do you apply for jobs

  2. Helen Harrison whilst I agree with most of what you are saying – its down to consumer choice and I’m sure when people look at the price tag its not about the state of the country it was made in?. I bought an £8 black hoodie from Primark in November to see me through the winter which it has done – as opposed to an £80 “labelled” hoodie which would be out of fashion within 6months. The likes of Versace live a life of oppulance as opposed to their workforce so where does the choice lay – with the consumers choice and pocket. As far as the countries poverty concerns – its always the same countries that highlighted and donated to. Its about time governments sorted that out rather then relying upon the likes of Children In Need or Red Nose Day donations to assist year after year after year…….

  3. Helen Harrison whilst I agree with most of what you are saying – its down to consumer choice and I’m sure when people look at the price tag its not about the state of the country it was made in?. I bought an £8 black hoodie from Primark in November to see me through the winter which it has done – as opposed to an £80 “labelled” hoodie which would be out of fashion within 6months. The likes of Versace live a life of oppulance as opposed to their workforce so where does the choice lay – with the consumers choice and pocket. As far as the countries poverty concerns – its always the same countries that highlighted and donated to. Its about time governments sorted that out rather then relying upon the likes of Children In Need or Red Nose Day donations to assist year after year after year…….

  4. Then there is the horrendous environmental impact of buying clothes from half a world away that are so cheap that they fall to bits after a few washes. Sorry to go on, but this corporation represents a great deal of what is wrong with the world.

  5. Well done Primark about time my daughter will think she’s died and gone to heaven but my bank balance wont

  6. Cant wait 2 av Primark in york luv it luv it.were an wen wil b vacanies advertized asking 4 my son.x

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