New shopping centre manager at Charter Walk as site prepares fit out for Primark

Debbie Hernon

Addington Capital, the property investment and asset management specialist  has appointed Debbie Hernon, as the new Shopping Centre Manager at  its Charter Walk Shopping Centre in Burnley.

The 250,000 sq ft shopping centre has had a busy first half of the year as it prepares for the new 40,000 sq ft  Primark Store, which is scheduled to be open and trading in Spring 2018.  The asset managers have  successfully moved Wilko’s into the former 99p Store unit on the mall  in order to make way for the Primark Store and contractors are currently on site stripping out the proposed unit and undertaking structural alterations to facilitate Primark’s fit out.

Gayle Taylor, Project Manager from Lambert Smith Hampton said “We have now completed a series of further investigations since we took the unit back to allow designs to be completed for Primark and construction work is progressing well, although there still is a substantial amount of structural alteration work to be undertaken prior to handover.  We will see a flurry of activity on site over the coming months.”

Councillor Sue Graham, Burnley Council’s executive member responsible for regeneration and economic development, said: “It’s great to see progress being made to bringing a high street giant like Primark to Burnley.  I know a lot of people are looking forward to the store opening. It will be a big boost for the town centre and help bring even more shoppers to Burnley,  which, in turn, will benefit other businesses. It’s all part of a wider investment in creating a vibrant, attractive shopping centre.”

Alex Wagstaff of Addington Capital said, ” Given all the activity at Charter Walk, Debbie’s appointment is well timed and we are excited about the contribution she will make to this increasingly vibrant centre.”