The Lanes Shopping Centre in Carlisle has added a brand new Primark to its 70-strong set of outlets in the city’s largest store opening since 2000.

Primark Carlisle Lanes

The new store will occupy 55,000 sq ft in the shopping centre, which is owned by BMO Real Estate Partners.

This is the latest in a series of high profile retail openings at the centre following the arrival of Smiggle, Virgin Media and Joma Jewellery and Katie Loxton. 

Ray James, asset manager at BMO Real Estate Partners, said: “Our research has shown that Primark is one of the most requested brand by shoppers. Beforehand, shoppers would have had to travel 60 miles to the nearest Primark store.

“Therefore, bringing the retailer to The Lanes underlines our commitment to providing the best shopping experience possible for customers. At the recent opening day, to demonstrate the attraction of the store, within the first half hour alone it had reached full capacity of 1,100.”