PRIMARK will open its Metrocentre store for 24 hours as soon as non-essential retail is allowed to reopen this week.
The fashion and homeware retailer has announced the Gateshead store among 11 across the UK to stay trading throughout the night.
All non-essential retail will be allowed to reopen on December 2 following the end of the four-week national lockdown in England.
Although the North-East will be placed under Tier 3 restrictions, non-essential stores are being allowed to reopen.
In a statement Paul Marchant, Chief Executive of Primark, said: “We are delighted to re-open our stores in England on 2 December, with longer shopping hours to give our customers more time to safely do their festive shopping.
“We have everything this season that our customers expect from Primark, including our famous Christmas jumpers, festive pyjamas and much, much more.
“All of our extensive safety measures remain in place to help ensure shopping at Primark is an enjoyable, safe experience for everyone.”
The Metrocentre store will open from 7am on December 2, and remain trading straight through until normal closing time on December 3.
Other Primark stores in the North including, Manchester Trafford Centre, York Monks Cross, Leeds White Rose and Meadowhall will open for the 24 hour period.