The highly-anticipated opening of Suffolk's newest Primark will get underway next week. 

After announcing plans to move into the former Debenhams store in Bury St Edmunds back in 2022 excitement for the new store has grown and grown. 

Here is everything we know about the grand opening:

When will Primark open in the Arc Shopping Centre?

It was hoped that the store would be open by the end of 2023, however the opening date got pushed back. 

Primark has confirmed the 33,000 sq ft store will be unveiled on Wednesday, March 6 at 10am

East Anglian Daily Times: Primark will open in the former Debenhams storePrimark will open in the former Debenhams store (Image: Sarah Lucy Brown)

Signs for the new store were first spotted in October.

Philippa Nibbs, Primark director of sales UK, London and the South East, said: “Since we first announced plans to open the store it's been great to see such a positive reaction from the local community and we’re thrilled to confirm the date we will be opening the doors to the people of Bury St Edmunds."

How many jobs will the new store create in Bury St Edmunds?

Primark has said that more than 100 people have been hired for roles in the store. 

In September bosses were advertising for a store manager

What can I expect on the opening day of Primark?

Bury St Edmunds town centre is expected to be really busy with people eager to get a first look inside the new shop. 

There will also be a live DJ playing tunes on the day of the opening. 

What else will be moving into the former Debenhams store?

Primark is not the only business opening in the former Debenhams store as a new cinema has also opened in the building

Everyman Cinema opened its doors in the basement of the unit earlier this month. 

With three cinema screens, made up of 228 seats, the business aims to bring a 'luxurious cinema experience' to the town. 

Film-lovers will be able to enjoy sofas and armchairs in the state-of-the-art theatre, with an extensive food and drink offering also available. 

A third unit could still open inside the former Debenhams store as a unit under where Primark would be was put up for rent earlier this month

London-based property agent Brasier Freeth is advertising a long-term lease on a 10,850 square foot site. 

It would cost £125,000 per annum.