Burnham Building Retailer Announced
Primark, one Europe's largest clothing retailers, is planning to open a flagship store in the historic Burnham building, the former headquarters of Filene's at the corner of Washington and Summer streets in Boston's Downtown Crossing.
The Dublin-based company plans to lease 112,000 square feet of space on four floors of the Burnham Building next year. Approximately 70,000 square feet of the space in the landmark property will be used for retail, and the rest for corporate offices.
Restoration and renovation of the Burnham building is part of the highly anticipated project from Millennium Partners, in which the company has planned a $689 million redevelopment plan for the vacant site of the former Filene's flagship store. Renovation of the 1912 Burnham Building began last summer.
Adjacent to the Burnham will be Millennium Tower. Millennium Tower will be a 625-foot building comprised of 442 luxury condos for sale above 95,000 square feet of additional retail space on its lower floors.
Last year, Millennium signed the advertising firm Arnold Worldwide and its sister agency, Havas Media, to occupy about 125,000 square feet in the Burnham building. Roche Bros. supermarket also signed a lease last year for 30,000 square feet of space.