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Primark 'to reopen in Belfast on December 8'

Workmen at the site of the Primark fire in Belfast city centre. Picture by Hugh Russell
Digital Staff

PRIMARK is to reopen in Belfast on December 8, it is understood.

The clothing store will begin trading from the extension it built in Commonwealth House, behind Bank Buildings which was destroyed in a fire in August.

Primark has also revealed it will open a new shop in Fountain House in spring 2019. Fountain House on Donegall Place is currently home to New Look.

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A walkway is to be built to allow pedestrian access between Royal Avenue and Donegall Place. The stretch of road has been closed since fire ripped through Primark's Bank Buildings shop in late August.

The clothing company had spent £1 million on its expansion into Commonwealth House on Castle Street but the planned opening had to be put on hold after the blaze gutted the Bank Buildings' store.



Last month Primark was granted permission by Belfast city council's planning committee to commence work on Bank Buildings and that work has now started.

Earlier in October, the council announced details of a £1.69 million package aimed at attracting people into the city centre. It included a ski slope, Ferris wheel and mini festival.

The Belfast Primark building. Picture by Hugh Russell

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