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Primark Hannover opens ahead of Schedule
The Primark retail store, or Penneys as it is known in Ireland, opened one week earlier than initially programmed in Hannover Germany on 27th October. As has now become the norm, huge crowds gathered in advance of the official opening. This store is the largest Primark store to date in Germany and one of the largest in the group overall with a retail floor area over four floors of 94,000ft2. In addition to this there are staff facilities, stock rooms, plant and circulation areas bringing the total gross area to 215,000ft2 over six and a half floors.
The project was fitted out from a grey box and delivered within a very demanding 20 week programme with a value of €20m. It included structural alterations to the existing building to form new escalator and lift shafts as well as a new Atrium. This is the second project that Sisk have carried out for Primark in Germany continuing the relationship built up with them in Ireland and more recently in the UK with the commencement of the first project in Newcastle.
The Sisk Management Team worked with a mix of Irish, English and German contractors to deliver the project in a very harmonious working environment. This builds on the experience gained on the previous project in Gelsenkirchen. We look forward to furure opportunities as Primark continue to roll out further stores in Germany.