Shoppers eager to get their Primark fix in Eden Shopping Centre will have to wait a little while longer yet.

Primark revealed its plans to move into the disused House of Fraser in May 2023 as part of its pledge to spend £140m on new and relocated stores in the UK over the next two years.

After making the announcement last year, it was about time the Free Press found out when it would be moving to the Eden centre.

Primark confirmed the move "will all be taking place in the second half of this year." 

The opening date for the new store, which will occupy the ground-floor unit, has still not been revealed.

Buckinghamshire Council launched plans for a three-part town centre regeneration, which sees Primark relocate from The Chilterns.

The Chilterns shopping centre is shutting up for good in Spring, so Primark could be closing as early as April.

Dandara Living, the owner of the shopping centre on Frogmoor in High Wycombe, submitted plans for the demolition of the shopping centre to build two new buildings for 303 new rental homes, commercial units and landscaping back in November 2023.

The historic buildings on Church Street, Queen Square, which is a Grade II listed building, and Frogmoor will be retained and renovated to provide new commercial and business spaces.

Majority of the apartments will be two-bedroom, with 153 two-bedroom flats, 145 one-bedroom flats and five three-bedroom apartments.

Although the shopping centre is set to remain open until July 2024, many businesses have moved out of the centre, including Wilko due to the firm's collapse, and Air Raids Shelter Cafe, leaving many shuttered units behind.