intu Merry Hill
intu Merry Hill, Midlands.
Rebecca Wayman

intu invests over £10m into Midlands shopping centre

intu has announced plans for a multi-million-pound investment to transform the external facade, intu Merry Hill - the Midlands’ largest shopping centre.

intu Merry Hill, which attracts around 18 million visitors a year, could benefit from an investment of over £10m to transform the external entrance.

The plans include the installation of a large format screen above the main entrance, as well as energy-saving LED lights changing the colour of the centre’s exterior walls.

The investment is the latest phase of a plan to make the shopping destination more sustainable and accessible for customers and retailers.

In recent years, the centre has also introduced free, high bandwidth WiFi, redeveloped its car parks and bus stations and made facilities more accessible to those with disabilities.

Planning permission for the project was submitted on December 17 and work is set to begin in February 2019, subject to planning approval.

Nick Round, regional manager director for intu, said: “This £10m investment at intu Merry Hill reflects our long-term commitment to the centre and the confidence that exists in it as a destination where brands can really flourish.

“In the last year, we’ve welcomed 20 new retailers to the centre, including huge new stores for Next and Primark, making this an even more attractive destination for shoppers.

“Our plans are to attract even more great brands and create compelling experiences for customers across the West Midlands.”

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