Primark is set to open a store in Uxbridge town centre in just a few weeks time
It's been a long time coming
For getwestlondon readers who have been following this story from the start it will come as no surprise that it has been rolling on for a number of years .
The plans to open the store were first revealed in a Hillingdon Council document in 2015 after the revamp of the Pavilions shopping centre was giving planning permission in October 2014.
It was expected to open in time for Christmas 2016, but this was delayed.
Primark revealed on Saturday (January 21) that the store will be open for business on Saturday, March 25.
How many jobs?
In December 2015, Primark revealed that there would be 155 jobs at the Uxbridge store and that Jobcentre Plus and Uxbridge College would be helping to get unemployed people involved.
Jobcentre Plus confirmed they were the sole recruiter for the store and were working with Uxbridge College to employ people from Hillingdon.
Applications opened in October and vacancies were available for supervisors and retail assistants for both part time and full time roles.
Around 120 jobs have been created at the new store and interviews were carried out in November.
How big will it be?
The Primark store will be spread over two floors and a total of 4,650sq/m, or just over half the size of a football pitch.
There will be entrances from both High Street and Chequers Square at the new shop located just next to the KFC.
What does the council think?
Hillingdon Council's cabinet member for regeneration, Cllr Douglas Mills, has previously said: "Primark's arrival is a great coup for the local economy.
"Uxbridge is going through a complete transformation in the next few years that will further cement its reputation as an attractive and convenient west London shopping destination.
"Such progress shows that Hillingdon is working very well in attracting high quality businesses, bringing more jobs for local people."
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