intu has signed up Primark as the first new tenant for its £74m transformation of intu Trafford Centre’s Barton Square. Under the plans Barton Square is set to gain an extra 110,000 sq ft of retail space, a new glass-domed roof and a fully redesigned interior.
The Primark unit will incorporate space previously occupied by BHS Home and is set to open in 2019 as work on Barton Square completes. Other brands already in place there include Sea Life Manchester, Legoland Discovery Centre and Next Home.
Colin Flinn, regional managing director for intu, said: “This is a significant milestone for intu Trafford Centre that will enable us to reposition and redevelop an important part of the centre so that we can create even better customer experiences and more opportunities for retailers to flourish.”
Work is due to start on site during the first half of next year. Cushman & Wakefield acted for intu and Lambert Smith Hampton acted for Primark.