Confirmed: Primark announces May opening date of highly-anticipated Teesside Park store

The upcoming Primark store at Teesside Park
The upcoming Primark store at Teesside Park -Credit:UGC


Primark has finally confirmed the opening date of its highly-anticipated Teesside Park store.

The national chain has announced that the doors to its new 37,100 sq ft store will be opened on Wednesday, May 22, at 10am. Set across two floors, the store will stock everything from beauty and lifestyle products to kidswear, clothing, and home ranges.

Plans were first confirmed for the popular retailer to open a shop at the retail park, in the former Mothercare unit, back in December 2022. Huge transformation works have been getting underway on the unit since, with the Primark signs recently being added to the front and rear of the building.

This will be Primark's 194th store when it opens next month, with the chain also having other stores across the region in Middlesbrough, Hartlepool, and Darlington. There has also recently been a huge recruitment drive for the Teesside Park store, which bosses say will create 140 jobs.

Primark had initially scheduled a summer 2024 opening date for the store, before confirming it would be opening in May just last month. Details regarding the opening will be released in due course - however, North-east events brand The Beat Boutique has already announced on Facebook that it had been asked to DJ the store launch.

Concept art of the Teesside Park Primark store
Concept art of the Teesside Park Primark store -Credit:Citypress/Primark

Primark Teesside Park store manager Eddie Burns said: “I’m so excited to be bringing our latest new store to life in Teesside Park, and now I need a brilliant team to join me. Primark is truly a fantastic place to work – I've been with the business for over 20 years, and counting. It has been great to see the excitement for the store building in the local area, and we can’t wait for customers to see what we have in store.”

Catherine Furlong, centre director at Teesside Park, said: “It’s a really exciting time for us. There’s lots happening and we know that the Primark opening is something that our team and visitors are especially looking forward to.

"Not only will the store be a fantastic addition, it will also bring even more opportunities for the local community and it’s great to see just how many roles are being created.”

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