New Milton Keynes Primark

Milton Keynes Primark opening date in Bletchley, Milton Keynes has now been announced here!! I thought I would do this post as I know a few local Milton Keynes bloggers would be interested to find out the facts about this, and also there are many people Googling the rumours and landing on my page! Some of you may have heard the exciting news that Primark is coming to Milton Keynes. Last week I attended the exhibition in Middleton Hall on the new development plans for Milton Keynes city centre. The Centre MK Alliance group therefore produced a plan to meet the community’s aspirations and ambitions for the city. They are aiming to shape the future of Milton Keynes, and adapt to the growth of businesses.


They have planned the following:
  • Investment into public transport, landscaping and open spaces.
  • Rejuvenating the half empty Food Centre.
  • A new site for the market which will include better access and facilities
  • And lastly.. a new anchor store, which has been decided as the recognisable high street brand, Primark!
 
The 90,000sq ft flagship store will be opening where the current market is. That’s a huge space! For me personally, I think this is a great idea, as the shopping centre appears pretty run down these days, and those days of being the best shopping centre in Europe are long gone! People expect almost every town and city to have a Primark, just as they expect a Boots or WH Smith. A few years ago, rumours were spreading around the city that the reason we didn’t have a Primark was because thecentre:mk thought that it was too ‘down market’.But, since they have now introduced a Greggs and a Poundland, I don’t think they can say they keep it only for prestigious brands anymore. Despite the snotty woman next to me at the exhibition, complaining that Primark is grotty and cheap, it’s the fastest growing fast-fashion retailer in Europe, and it is hugely popular with all classes of people. Primark will trade across three floors at the new store, and subject to planning, work is expected to start on in spring 2013 with Milton Keynes Primark due to open in 2015.

Milton Keynes Primark
MK1 Shopping Park
 Primark has already agreed to open a store at the MK1 out of town shopping park near the MK Dons football stadium near Bletchley, meaning Milton Keynes will be the first time the retailer has opened a store both inside and outside the same town. The brand new MK1 shopping park will comprise a high quality area of eight units and 600 car parking spaces. Key anchor tenants are Marks & Spencer, H&M, Primark, River Island and Arcadia. Completion of this project is expected late this year.
So, exciting times for us Primarni lovers in MK! No long will you have to travel to Luton/Bedford/Northampton. We will be spoilt for choice with two big Primark stores in the city! Please let me know your thoughts on the developments 🙂 Do you think it’s a good thing Primark are coming?EDITED TO ADD (27/10/12) H&M has announced its store at the new MK1 development at stadiummk will be opening in November. The clothing retailer, which will be the first to launch at the site, will open on Thursday, November 29 at 11am. I expect the other stores, including Primark, will open soon after. Primark have already recruited members of staff for jobs in the new store.

EDITED TO ADD (14/11/12) Primark will open in Bletchley in December 2012. 

EDITED TO ADD (18/11/12) BHS was one of the first retailers to open at the brand new MK1 Shopping Park at Stadium MK on Wednesday 14th November 2012 

EDITED TO ADD (27/11/12) Primark is rumoured to be opening in within the next 2 weeks.  

EDITED TO ADD (30/11/12) MK1, Milton’s Keynes’ new shopping park, will officially open its doors next week.

Here are some photo’s of the plans from the exhibition.
 
 
 

 

New Milton Keynes Primark

15 Comments

  1. July 26, 2012 / 4:04 pm

    I'm not too sure what I think about this, as I work in the Centre it will be good to see more custom coming in as like you said it's gone downhill recently! But I'm not sure that two Primarks are 'needed' in Milton Keynes, I would have much preferred a different store (cough forever 21!) but I'm sure I won't be complaining when it opens xxxx

    • July 26, 2012 / 4:08 pm

      Forever21.. what a great idea that would have been!! I'm happy to have one in the city 🙂 I will probably visit the Bletchley one more often to be honest xx

    • July 26, 2012 / 4:11 pm

      I'm local to Bletchley so will be visiting there a lot, but the Centre's one will probably have more selection due to the size of it! Excited to finally be getting Primark in Milton Keynes! xxx

  2. July 26, 2012 / 5:04 pm

    I don't live anywhere near, but I don't see how it could be a negative thing to bring a store that popular there. Wish my town would catch up to this century!

    misskirstymarie.blogspot.com
    xx

  3. July 26, 2012 / 8:53 pm

    This is the best news ive had all day! fiannllllyyyyy! no more bedford me me!
    Abigail xx

    taylorandtails.blogspot.com

  4. July 26, 2012 / 9:20 pm

    THANK YOU for this post, I had no idea! Bedford is my home town but I much prefer to shop in MK when I can, so glad Primarni is coming, will make it so much easier for me to shop in one place! I love visiting the Asda near Bletchley too so a massive thumbs up from me, even if both stores will be absolutely chock full of shoppers (like all Primarks!)

  5. July 26, 2012 / 10:17 pm

    im in northampton! and soo excited for this! the northampton ones rubbishh!

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  7. Marilyn
    July 27, 2012 / 2:17 pm

    Golly had heard about the one in CMK but thought it was a replacement for the original plans for one in MK1 Anyway I for one can't wait. Oh and as for thecentre:mk plans for redevelopoment you have the chance to give your opinion on their facebook poll http://www.facebook.com/thecentremk/app_210811415640755

    Why not have your say!

  8. July 27, 2012 / 2:54 pm

    Bedford & Luton are rubbish for shopping, glad to see MK is under going some changes 🙂

  9. July 27, 2012 / 8:22 pm

    that is great news! I love going to Milton Keynes as it has everything I could want except primark, id often wondered why they didnt have one, so now theyre getting one im excited, shame its not coming unitl 2015 though thats along time to wait!

    Jena x
    http://doyoureaallyneedmoreclothes.blogspot.co.uk/

  10. July 28, 2012 / 6:21 pm

    Gosh lucky you. Bristol has the 2nd largest currently I love the store but lately it has not been as good x

  11. July 28, 2012 / 7:09 pm

    2015 is too faraway! Can't wait! : D
    X

  12. July 30, 2012 / 12:39 pm

    AHH SO EXCITED! Glad to hear the shops by the Dons stadium will be opening by the end of the year!!

    Marie x

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