7th December 2011**
gets its very own Primark Store, after many years of
customers asking for the company to locate a store in
the town. The custom built store will be located to
the east of the town centre on the site of the former
West Lothian Council HQ. The land has recently
been sold by West Lothian
Council to Land Securities for around £3million.
and construction will start as soon as the current West
Lothian House is demolished,
which is currently been carried out.
The Irish rooted
discount clothing retailer has its head office based
in Dublin, Ireland currently operates 198 stores all
over the UK and Europe, with many more in the pipe line.
The demand for the stores are ever increasing, especially
through these tough economic times.
One of the aims
of the new store is to increase footfall in the phase
1 area of the centre as more shoppers head to the "Elements"
area of the The
Centre and the Designer
Outlet. This is turn will also help reduce the amount
of vacant outlets and also make the area a more desirable
location for retailers to locate too.
build Livingston store will increase the overall floor
space of The
Centre by 6.2% adding
60,000 Sq. ft. Using 7,000 sq. Ft of the existing units
within the Centre to create a entrance way from phase
one into the new unit.
primark store in the world is located in Church Street,
Liverpool with a total floor space of 84,000 sq ft over
5 floors. The new Livingston store with 67,000 Sq. ft
over 4 floors it isn't far behind, making the Livingston
store one of the largest in Scotland. The store is due
to open in 2011 and will have a BREEAM rating for friendliness
to the environment using such features like, A
Rain water harvesting system.
Primark is known
for selling clothes at the budget end of the market.
The company's success is based on sourcing supply cheaply,
making clothes with simple designs and fabrics, only
making them in the most popular sizes, buying stock
in huge bulks and varieties and not advertising. Let
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