Dublin-based clothier Primark to set up shop at Filene’s site

Dublin-based clothing retailer Primark will open a new United States flagship store in downtown Boston next year at the corner of Washington and Summer streets in the building made famous over the last century as headquarters of legendary Filene’s department store company.

Plans call for the new tenant to take up four floors of the Burnham Building with Primark having signed a lease on some 112,000 square feet of space for the retail operation and office space. The company expects to have jobs for 500-600 workers and management.
Arnold Worldwide and its associate firm Havas Media will also have their workspace in the Burnham, taking up some 125,000 square feet.
Rising next to the Burnham Building is Millennium Tower, a 625-foot edifice that will include several hundred luxury housing units residences above about 100,000 square feet of retail space.