SHOPPERS will receive an early Christmas present this December when fashion retailer Primark opens its Scottish flagship store on Edinburgh’s Princes Street.
Primark can confirm that the opening date for its showpiece six-storey, 75,000 sq ft store will be Saturday, December 10, bringing some additional festive cheer to the Capital’s main shopping thoroughfare.
The building was granted planning permission by the City of Edinburgh Council last August following months of public consultation and planning. Since then, the unit – which is located on the site of the former Marks & Spencer building – has been subject to one of the biggest construction projects seen in the city centre for a generation.
The designs for the building were shaped by the council’s “string of pearls” Framework for Princes Street, and include a new pedestrian link between Princes Street and Rose Street, as well as new views onto Edinburgh Castle which have been opened up to shoppers for the first time.
A spokesman for Primark said: “We have been working tirelessly to create our new flagship store in the heart of Edinburgh over the past year, so we’re delighted to announce that it will be completed and open to shoppers on Saturday, December 10.
“We wanted to ensure that the store was up and running in time for the festive season, so that shoppers in the Capital could have the chance to visit during the run up to Christmas. With five floors of retail space, we will be able to stock a fabulous, extensive range of Primark clothing for men, women, children and homewear.