Love Island star to launch Mobilise Group kiosks at intu Merry Hill

Love Island star to launch Mobilise Group kiosks at intu Merry Hill

Published on 04/10/2018

Love Island star Kendall Rae-Knight will be meeting fans on Saturday 6 October to launch Mobilise Group's two new mobile phone accessories kiosks.

The launch will also be raising money for Black Country Woman's Aid's Go Purple campaign as part of national domestic violence awareness month, which the reality star is supporting.

There will also be 25 per cent off all products on the day, as we…

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Giant 'Sun' created to extend the summer

Giant 'Sun' created to extend the summer

Published on 15/10/2018

Britain’s joint hottest summer on record may now have passed, but a giant 50-foot artificial sun is being installed at intu Merry Hill on Thursday 27 September   in a bid to extend the summer and make people happier. 

The glowing, bright orange sphere which took 12 weeks to build, has a 15-metre circumference and shines as brightly as 12,000 lightbulbs. Its installation follows intu’s happiness…

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intu Merry Hill hosts third annual Retailer Awards

intu Merry Hill hosts third annual Retailer Awards

Published on 15/10/2018

intu Merry Hill held its third annual Retailer Awards ceremony on Saturday 8th September 2018 at The Copthorne hotel, hosted by entertainer and TV personality Rylan Clark-Neal.  

Over 300 guests attended the glittering ceremony, with representatives from all of the centre's key retailers and anchor stores. 

There were a total of fourteen award categories, with the top prize for ‘Retailer of …

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Next opens giant flagship store at intu Merry Hill

Next opens giant flagship store at intu Merry Hill

Published on 15/10/2018

Next has opened one of its biggest stores in the UK as part of intu Merry Hill’s multi-million-pound transformation programme.

The opening on Tuesday (14th August) was attended by over 250 eager shoppers and comes ahead of owner intu’s plans to spend more than £100 million refurbishing the Brierley Hill shopping destination and building a major leisure extension.

Work by intu and Next began …

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Two GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Titles Smashed at intu Merry Hill

Two GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Titles Smashed at intu Merry Hill

Published on 15/10/2018

Four people from across the Midlands are now current official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title holders after attending a two-day event at intu Merry Hill. 

Rachael and Tom Davies from Kingswinford now hold the title for Fastest time to complete a giant connect four board (team of two), which was completed in 57.49 seconds, whilst Arun and Reuben Jones from Lincoln are now world record title holders…

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intu Merry Hill launches regions biggest defibrillator programme

intu Merry Hill launches regions biggest defibrillator programme

Published on 08/06/2018

intu Merry Hill is embarking on a mission to help save lives across the Black Country by training over 2,500 local residents on how to operate defibrillators by the end of 2018.
In partnership with FastAid Black Country, ten members of intu Merry Hill staff have volunteered to support the charity by becoming official defibrillator instructors. The latest session took place at Redhill School in St…

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New restaurant chain selects intu Merry Hill for first UK site

New restaurant chain selects intu Merry Hill for first UK site

Published on 15/10/2018

PIZZASQR is launching the first of a new chain of grab and go pizza restaurants at super-regional shopping destination intu Merry Hill.

The brand new concept will open at intu Merry Hill this summer as owner intu prepares to invest £100 million to replicate the successful leisure offer of its other popular locations across the UK.

PIZZASQR will sell artisanal square pizza slices and is on it…

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Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer Campaign for a Greener, Smarter Britain at intu Merry Hill

Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer Campaign for a Greener, Smarter Britain at intu Merry Hill

Published on 15/10/2018

Property TV stars Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer and comedian Susan Calman are touring the country this summer to inspire Britain’s households to choose a smart meter.

The power trio will set off on their campaign to 10 cities, talking to as many Brits as possible about the small but important step everyone can take for a cleaner, greener, smarter future that could also save nearly £560 mill…

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Mammoth fun to be had at intu Merry Hill this half term

Mammoth fun to be had at intu Merry Hill this half term

Published on 15/10/2018

A giant, orange mammoth has arrived at intu Merry Hill just in time for May half term. The centre’s new mascot will bring smiles to the faces of children and adults alike. 

Standing at 2.4 metres high, Marmalade the Mammoth made his first appearance at intu Merry Hill this Saturday during a special march through the centre accompanied by a band procession, surprising and delighting families as …

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intu Merry Hill to support local six-year old fundraiser

intu Merry Hill to support local six-year old fundraiser

Published on 15/10/2018

intu Merry Hill is championing Dudley local, six year old Elijah, with his mission to raise £500 for the Little Princess Trust, after growing his hair for over two years.

The long awaited haircut will take place at Doc Barnet salon at intu Merry Hill on Saturday 26 May 2018, and the centre is calling on locals to show their support by donating to the worthy cause, the Little Princess Trust, whi…

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Hop while you shop at intu Merry Hill

Hop while you shop at intu Merry Hill

Published on 15/10/2018
Shoppers will literally be jumping for joy this week with the rollout of spacehoppers for shoppers that let kids and grown-up kids hop while they shop at intu Merry Hill as part of intu’s pledge to make customers smile. 
 
The ‘Happy S-hopping’ initiative is part of the launch of intu’s new family club, which aims to give parents and children time to play together in its centres. It follows …
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intu Merry Hill to stream the Royal Wedding live

intu Merry Hill to stream the Royal Wedding live

Published on 15/10/2018

With speculation around the wedding between Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle reaching fever pitch this week, intu Merry Hill has announced it will be providing royal fun for all Meghan and Harry fans, as it will host a big screen public viewing of the nuptials.

On Saturday 19th May, intu Merry Hill’s big screen, located at outside Holland and Barrett on the lower mall, will be li…

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Firefighters set to climb Mount Everest at intu Merry Hill

Published on 15/10/2018

Firefighters from Haden Cross Community Fire Station are set to climb Mount Everest in a day at intu Merry Hill in aid of The Fire Fighters Charity.

The intrepid group will be staging their 8,848m ladder climb on Saturday 20 April on the lower mall near Debenhams and is expected to take five or six hours to complete.

Firefighter Matt Crawford, who will be joining this Saturday’s expedition i…

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intu Merry Hill to host Black Country Business Festival

intu Merry Hill to host Black Country Business Festival

Published on 15/10/2018

intu Merry Hill is set to host a major event at the Black Country's very first annual festival of business.

Over 120 events will be running across the region over a two week period, with businesses demonstrating the region's strength, innovation, commerce and investment potential.

The 'Retail Regeneration' event at intu Merry Hill will take place on Wednesday 25 April between 10.30am and 12.…

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Sleep Easy night helps homeless young people in the Black Country

Sleep Easy night helps homeless young people in the Black Country

Published on 15/10/2018

A Sleep Easy night hosted by YMCA Black Country Group aimed at raising awareness of homelessness in the region has been hosted on Friday 23 March at intu Merry Hill.

YMCA has hosted Sleep Easy nights since 2010, with money being raised to help young people and vulnerable adults to move back to family, to take on their own tenancy, or onto university or in to their own accommodation.

Staff fr…

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Shoppers raise £9,000 for cancer support charity

Shoppers raise £9,000 for cancer support charity

Published on 15/10/2018

Generous shoppers at intu Merry Hill have raised an impressive £9,000 for a local cancer support charity.

The White House Cancer Support, a registered charity based in Dudley, provides practical help, emotional support and information to people affected by cancer across the Black Country.  

A cheque for £9,067.27 was awarded to the charity thanks to donations raised by intu Merry Hill shoppe…

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intu Merry Hill opens new Changing Places facility

intu Merry Hill opens new Changing Places facility

Published on 15/10/2018

People with severe disabilities can now utilise new assisted-access toilet facilities when visiting West Midland shopping destination intu Merry Hill

The facility supports customers with profound and multiple disabilities, and will also cater for people with other physical and non-visual disabilities who require extra equipment and space in a safe and comfortable environment. 

It differs t…

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Primark to expand into former BHS store as part of intu Merry Hill transformation

Primark to expand into former BHS store as part of intu Merry Hill transformation

Published on 15/10/2018

intu has agreed terms with Primark to expand into a former BHS and extend its intu Merry Hill store by more than 70 per cent as part of the shopping centre’s multi-million-pound transformation.

Primark will be the latest major tenant to expand at intu Merry Hill since intu took full ownership of the centre in 2016 and subsequently announced plans to spend more than £100 million refurbishing its…

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2017 Retailer Awards winners announced

2017 Retailer Awards winners announced

Published on 15/10/2018

The second annual intu Merry Hill Retailer Awards took place on Saturday 2 September and celebrated the very best stores and from staff across the centre.

The stylish ceremony hosted by Diversity star Ashley Banjo, took place at the Copthorne Hotel in Brierley Hill.

The winners of the 2017 intu Merry Hill Retailer Awards are:

 

Health & Beauty Retailer of the Year

Winner: Boots | Hi…

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New leisure development planned for intu Merry Hill

Published on 15/10/2018

Plans to create a major leisure complex at intu Merry Hill have been announced.

The new development will see a series of new restaurants added to the centre as well as a new on-site cinema to significantly expand the current amount of leisure and food experiences at the centre.

The works, which is part of intu's £100 million commitment to improve the centre over the next few years, aims to f…

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World's smallest ice cream van comes to intu Merry Hill

World's smallest ice cream van comes to intu Merry Hill

Published on 15/10/2018
The world’s smallest ice cream van is coming to intu Merry Hill on Wednesday 9 August as part of intu’s pledge to make customers smile and follows new research revealing that eating ice cream makes people happier. 
 
The ‘Nice Cream Van’ measures just 47 inches long and 39 inches high with a maximum speed of 12MPH. It will go on a nationwide tour of 14 intu shopping centres to surprise and d…
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Next secures intu Merry Hill for West Midlands flagship

Next secures intu Merry Hill for West Midlands flagship

Published on 15/10/2018

Next will be taking over the former Sainsbury's unit at the centre, investing in a multi-million pound state-of-the-art store.

The new store, which will be one of Next’s biggest in the UK will incorporate a Lipsy, full homeware offer and coffee shop when it opens in spring 2018. 

The 75,680 sq ft store is one of a number of new brands that have invested in new space at intu Merry Hill since

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Little Dessert Shop to open at intu Merry Hill

Little Dessert Shop to open at intu Merry Hill

Published on 15/10/2018

Little Dessert Shop will be opening it's box of sweet treats to shoppers at intu Merry Hill this Spring, when the store opens it's door this June.

Launched in 2015 in Wolverhampton, Little Dessert Shop offers indulgent dessert creations providing an irresistible choice of sundaes, crepes, cakes and waffles including over 40 flavours of ice cream, gelatos and sorbets.

The store, which will be…

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Hotel Chocolat to relaunch at intu Merry Hill

Hotel Chocolat to relaunch at intu Merry Hill

Published on 15/10/2018

The brand new relocated Hotel Chocolat store at intu Merry Hill will be opening on the lower level near H&M on Friday 9 June and will feature a curated selection of Hotel Chocolat’s finest products. 

The store at intu Merry Hill is the latest opening under the company’s strong design ethos, which marries the sophisticated side of its stylish products and the earthy, authentic aspects of a hands…

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Kid's Club Tuesday launches at intu Merry Hill

Kid's Club Tuesday launches at intu Merry Hill

Published on 15/10/2018

Kid’s Club Tuesday, a brand-new  free monthly meet-up for parents, grandparents, carers, guardians and their children has launched at intu Merry Hill.

The activity-filled programme of events will include make-and-take craft activities, interactive play and active-tots zones for pre-school children aged 5 years and under, and is free of charge to attend. 

The launch of Kid's Club Tuesday was 

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Hobbycraft to open at intu Merry Hill

Hobbycraft to open at intu Merry Hill

Published on 15/10/2018

Arts and craft superstore Hobbycraft is coming soon to intu Merry Hill.

With over 80 stores nationwide, Hobbycraft stocks products for over 250 activities and provides hundreds of exciting ideas for everything that's crafty.

Hobbycraft will open on the lower retail park next to Matalan this Summer.

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Bus Station Redevelopment

Bus Station Redevelopment

Published on 15/10/2018

Improvements to the intu Merry Hill bus station were completed on Friday 5 May 2017 aimed at delivering a modern, more accessible and welcoming bus station.

Working in partnership with the West Midlands Combined Authority, the project will see new enclosed shelters being built along with covered walkways around the station and between each stand.

The improvements will also include real-time …

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Social Media Competition T&Cs

Social Media Competition T&Cs

Published on 15/10/2018
  • Each respective competition is open to all UK residents aged 18 years and over with a UK postal address except persons connected with this promotion or employees of intu properties.
  • If the competition prize is an intu Gift Card, then please note these can only be used at intu centres – intu Braehead, intu Broadmarsh intu Chapelfield, intu Derby, intu Eldon Square, intu Lakeside,intu Metrocent…
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Upcoming roadworks in Pensnett

Upcoming roadworks in Pensnett

Published on 15/10/2018

Work to improve the roadways through Pensnett begins on 3 January aimed at improving the current road surface.

The work is expected to last for three weeks and will take place at off-peak times between 9.30am to 3.30pm to minimise disruption in the area.

The improvements through Pensnett are part of a wider £9 million borough-wide programme to repair major roads over a three-year period.

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Five Guys opens at intu Merry Hill

Five Guys opens at intu Merry Hill

Published on 15/10/2018

Shoppers at intu Merry Hill are being treated to the taste of America following the launch of the Black Country’s first Five Guys restaurant.  

Since launching in the UK in 2013 the ‘fast-casual’ burger chain has developed a cult-like following, and is instantly recognised for its quality, handcrafted burgers.

With a choice of 15 different toppings on offer, including grilled mushrooms, reli…

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The Big Trick or Treat

The Big Trick or Treat

Published on 15/10/2018

Hundreds of trick-or-treaters are expected to descend on intu Merry Hill on Sunday 30th October as part of the centre's big indoor Halloween Trick or Treat event.

Children are invited to pick up a Halloween bucket from Customer Services from 11am on Sunday and to go out in the safety of the shopping centre and find more than 20 stops, where stores and restaurants will be giving away thousands o…

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Archbishop of Canterbury visits intu Merry Hill

Archbishop of Canterbury visits intu Merry Hill

Published on 15/10/2018

On Sunday 9 October, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby visited intu Merry Hill as part of his visit to the Diocese of Worcester.

Accompanied by local church members from a range of Christian churches across the region as well as the Mayor of Dudley, Cllr Mohammed Hanif, the Archbishop met with school children and members of the public to support and encourage others, as well as sharing with…

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2016 Retailer Awards - the Winners

2016 Retailer Awards - the Winners

Published on 15/10/2018

The first ever intu Merry Hill Retailer Awards took place on Saturday 24 September, with Virgin Radio presenter Edith Bowman hosting the inaugural event.

Hosted at the Copthorne Hotel at the Waterfront, almost 150 guests were welcomed on the night enjoying a fabulous three-course meal.

Prior to the evening over 2,500 votes were cast by shoppers via the intu Merry Hill website across 12 categ…

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The Salt Cave opens at the Waterfront

The Salt Cave opens at the Waterfront

Published on 15/10/2018

The first Salt Cave in the West Midlands has opened at The Waterfront at intu Merry Hill.

Offering salt therapy to help people with respiratory and skin conditions such as asthma, sinusitis, cystic fibrosis, eczema and psoriasis, The Salt Cave is one of eight available caves, with the nearest one being in Milton Keynes.

Salt Therapy is a drug free treatment in a controlled air medium that si…

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intu Merry Hill opens Black Country's first Green Gym

intu Merry Hill opens Black Country's first Green Gym

Published on 15/10/2018

The Black Country's first Green Gym opened in April, with intu Merry Hill and The Conservation Volunteers launching the scheme at the at the Saltwells Nature Reserve.

The site, which was formerly mined for iron ore, coal and clay right up until the 1960s, became the UK’s first reserve under UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Project in 1992 and one of only 15 in the UK to be awarded the title.

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Spring summer fashion Facebook competition

Published on 15/10/2018

Spring summer fashion Facebook competition

  • The competition is open to all UK residents aged 18 years and over with a UK postal address except persons connected with this promotion or employees of intu properties.
  • How to enter: leave a comment on the designated intu Merry Hill in reply to the Facebook post  [https://www.facebook.com/intumerryhill/posts/10154097318796168] telling us your fav…
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Going for gold - intu Merry Hill wins BPA award

Going for gold - intu Merry Hill wins BPA award

Published on 15/10/2018

intu Merry Hill have won a national British Parking Award for the successful refurbishment of the centre’s multi-storey car park at an awards ceremony in London last month.
 
The awards showcased excellence in the design of parking, facilities, excellent customer service and innovative thinking, with the centre picking up the national award for the refurbishment of its three-storey Purple car pa…

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Young Enterprise Trade Fair comes to intu Merry Hill

Young Enterprise Trade Fair comes to intu Merry Hill

Published on 16/03/2016

Budding entrepreneurs from local secondary schools in the Black Country will be given the opportunity to test their business understanding and entrepreneurial skills at the Young Enterprise Trade Fair at intu Merry Hill on Saturday 19 March.

The Young Enterprise Company Programme gives students aged between 15 to 19 the opportunity each year to develop the skills and knowledge for the workplace…

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Beep Beep - Car park now open

Beep Beep - Car park now open

Published on 15/10/2018

One of the centre's major car parks completed it's refurbishment at the centre this month and was officially opened by The Mayor of Dudley, Councillor Steve Waltho on Monday 14 December 2015.

The multi-storey car park, which is located next to Sainsbury's at the centre has officially been completed and is now open to shoppers on all levels, which includes over 1,000 parking spaces.

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See the Black Country Stories

Published on 04/09/2015

A four-year project documenting everyday life in the Black Country comes to an end this year as award winning photographer Martin Parr, presents a final showcase of his work on Black Country Stories at intu Merry Hill from Friday 11th September.

An entire wall filled with photographs of people who live and work in Dudley is being installed on the upper mall at the shopping centre, featuring peo…

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The Music Store to Open at Intu Merry Hill

The Music Store to Open at Intu Merry Hill

Published on 23/06/2015

Music lessons will be available for the first time at intu Merry Hill, when The Music Store opens its doors on Saturday 27th June.

The store will be the fourth to open in the UK and will create around 12 new jobs in the local area.

Aimed at music lovers of all ages, The Music Store will stock a selection of musical instruments, including guitars, ukuleles and keyboards and will also include …

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Promise Dreams Chosen as New Charity Partner

Promise Dreams Chosen as New Charity Partner

Published on 17/06/2015

Intu Merry Hill is pleased to announce that the centre has begun a fundraising partnership with Wolverhampton-based charity Promise Dreams for 2015.

Promise Dreams supports seriously and terminally ill children and their families by making dreams come true. From family holidays to specialised equipment, Promise Dreams is committed to creating treasured memories for families across the UK.

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Outdoor Equipment Store Ultimate Outdoors to Open

Outdoor Equipment Store Ultimate Outdoors to Open

Published on 21/05/2015

Outdoor equipment specialist Ultimate Outdoors will open its second store at intu Merry Hill's Retail Park on Saturday 23rd May.

The 40,000 sq ft retail outlet will create around 80 new jobs in the area and will stock a vast range of outdoor equipment from over 500 brands, including brands such as The North Face, Berghaus, Jack Wolfskin, Salomon, Merrell and Craghoppers.

Ultimate Outdoors ca…

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The Story Behind the Christmas Wishes

The Story Behind the Christmas Wishes

Published on 15/10/2018

It was the Friday before Christmas and all of a sudden Santa's sleigh had appeared in the centre.

Shoppers stopped by to find out what was going on and some even climbed into the sleigh to investigate further, but no one could have imagined the magic that would unfold later that night, because for some unsuspecting shoppers we were about to make their Christmas Wishes come true!

Glen's Story

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British Charity Help for Heroes to open at intu Merry Hill

British Charity Help for Heroes to open at intu Merry Hill

Published on 13/08/2014

British charity Help for Heroes will be opening their fourth store in the UK at intu Merry Hill on Saturday 25th July.

Help for Heroes was launched on 1 October 2007 to help provide better facilities for British servicemen and women who have been wounded or injured in the line of duty.

The store on the the lower mall of the shopping centre near Primark and M&S, will enable intu Merry Hill's 

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Clothes Stores Jacamo and Simply Be to Create 30 New Jobs

Clothes Stores Jacamo and Simply Be to Create 30 New Jobs

Published on 25/07/2014

Around 30 jobs will be created at intu Merry Hill this summer, with fashion retailers Jacamo and Simply Be announcing plans to move into the shopping centre.

The 7,946 sqft store will be split between the two fashion brands and will be located on the lower mall opposite Boots.

Fronted by former England cricketer Freddie Flintoff, the new Jacamo store will offer a full collection of fashion f…

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Burrito Kitchen Nominated as Best UK Start-Up

Burrito Kitchen Nominated as Best UK Start-Up

Published on 27/10/2014

intu Merry Hill restaurant Burrito Kitchen has been nominated for Best Start-Up in the UK by Smarta for 2014.

Founded by owner Tim Stillwell, who was inspired by the joys of Mexican cooking on his year abroad, Burrito Kitchen provides fresh, healthy and fast Mexican food in the centre at Eat Central.

With just £500 of his student loan, Tim has seen his pipe dream turn into a tangible busines…

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Christmas Opening Hours

Published on 15/10/2018

From Friday 28th November, intu Merry Hill will be extending its opening hours throughout November and December!

With over 10,000 free car parking spaces, it's never too late to shop at any one of 200 stores at the centre.

November

Friday 28th November - 9am - 10pm
Saturday 29th November - 9am - 8pm
Sunday 30th November - 11am - 5pm

December

Monday 1st December - 9am - 10pm
Tuesd…

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