A giant 200,000 sq ft Primark store could be on its way to Birmingham city centre – if talks to buy the Pavilions shopping centre are successful.

The cut-price clothing chain, which has confirmed expansion plans, is reportedly looking to open a huge store that would be its biggest UK site.

Primark’s largest store in the UK is a 150,000 sq ft shop located on Manchester’s Market Street, but the Birmingham plans would eclipse that.

The whole Pavilions centre in High Street covers about 250,000 sq ft, and is owned by the UBS Triton Fund. If the sale goes through, some retailers with stores in the Pavilions would have to consider relocating elsewhere.

The pavilions shopping centre
The pavilions shopping centre
 

Outlets include Marks & Spencer, H&M and Waterstones, but it is not yet known how many of the existing retailers would have to move following a sale.

Primark spokesman Chris Barry said: “The company is looking for further geographic expansion in northern Europe and the UK remains of interest where sites are available.”

But one source said: “There is some truth in this. Primark is interested in what is happening there but it is not known if that will be the likely outcome.”

Another source claimed that the deal to buy the centre was “well on its way” although UBS is said to have made no decision yet on whether to sell the centre and is thought to be examining a range of options to reposition it.