Primark, the international retailer that offers Amazing Fashion at Amazing Prices, today (13 March) opened a new store in the Bluewater Shopping Centre, Kent. The store, which is Primark’s 187th in the UK, created over 400 new jobs for the local area.


Cutting the ribbon at the Primark Bluewater Store Opening: Primark Area Manager, Gurjeet Rathore and Primark Bluewater Store Manager, Michael Hadley

The new store showcases two floors of fashion over 46,000 square feet of retail space and features the latest trends in womenswear, menswear and kidswear including footwear and accessories, as well as lingerie, beauty and homeware. The store builds on Primark’s latest contemporary shop fit with 47 cash desks (including refunds and exchanges) and 64 fitting rooms, free Wi-Fi throughout, as well as four customer “recharge” seating areas for an enjoyable and convenient shopping experience.

Employees in ‘back of house’ can enjoy open spaces designed with modern features and comforts such as a ‘Recharge Café’ with a kitchen area and bright décor. This space is designed to feel like a home away from home for employees.

Primark’s Retail Director for the UK & Northern Europe, Simon Gibbs said: We’re delighted to open a new store in the Bluewater Shopping Centre, bringing Amazing Fashion at Amazing Prices to the people of Kent and surrounding areas.

Today’s opening brings the number of Primark stores to 187 in the UK and 366 internationally, and we look forward to opening more new stores and creating more new jobs in the UK and beyond.”