When Bluewater was developed and just a concept at the time it was supposed to1 be a Designer Haven, no McDonalds, no High Street stores and certainly no Primark. Well, how times have changed. McDonalds went in just a f ew weeks before the Shopping Centre opened and now it has a whole range of High Street stores AND the latest news, Primark is due to open Wednesday 13th March.
Bluewater has suffered massively since the extension of Lakeside and the opening of Westfield. Rent prices are described by retailers as being too high and it is clear by the amount of empty units that Businesses just cannot cope with the prices. A little boost was surged into the Centre last year with a refurbished Food Hall and the introduction of Gravity and more activities for Children.
Primark will bring plenty of new Customers to Bluewater and provide plenty of jobs for the locals which is a great thing for Bluewater, Dartford, Greenhithe and Swanscombe. I have noticed that Primark prices have gone up recently but the quality and ‘new sizing’ is a huge improvement so the price increase has benefited us customers in a huge way.
I personally am looking forward to the opening although I will be avoiding the actual open day as I can imagine Bluewater being very busy. Welcome to Bluewater Primark!