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First look at multi-million pound makeover at intu Merry Hill

The outside of intu Merry Hill is undergoing a multi-million-pound makeover, in the latest phase of the popular centres transformation

The outside of intu Merry Hill is undergoing a multi-million-pound makeover, in the latest phase of the popular destination’s ongoing transformation.

The project, due to be completed in Spring 2021, will cost in excess of £10 million and aims to revamp the centre’s external walls and entrances, following on from the refurbishment of the centre’s car parks and bus station over the last few years.

Local contractor Mac is carrying out the redevelopment work which will replace cladding, remodel entrances and use energy-saving LED lighting, that changes the colour of intu Merry Hill’s exterior walls.

The popular shopping centre has also seen major investment from an abundance of well-known fashion brands, independent retailers and eateries in the past 12 months, including the arrival of luxury retailer Flannels, and women’s fashion brand Apricot, who opened their doors last month.

93% of stores have now reopened since lockdown restrictions were relaxed, and with restaurants also open, footfall continues to increase at the centre.

Nick Round, regional managing director at intu, said: “This is an important stage in the ongoing transformation of one of the country’s most popular shopping destinations.

“intu Merry Hill centre is already a hotspot for brands looking for a location where they can really flourish, and the work that we are carrying out will drive up the centre’s appeal among retail and leisure brands.”

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