The intu Trafford Centre is undergoing serious change with building work to completely transform Barton Square, amounting to a cost of £75 million, reaching the half-way mark.
Part of this architectural change includes a vast glass dome covering the middle of the Square which looks to imitate the dome of the main Trafford Centre building as well as being inspired by the iconic British landmark, St Paul’s Cathedral.
The statistics of the project accent the sheer scale of the transformation which seeks to create 110sq feet of added shopping space, taking workers 200,000 hours since the start of the build in 2018 to create a whole new upper shopping level.
That sense of Trafford Centre elegance will again be captured in the space, sporting a newly designed interior.
Marble and granite from Brazil, Italy and India have been sourced for use in the space and the interior will include 36 palm trees, 20 marble seats, 120 urns and 120 statues with a traditional fountain centrepiece as an extra flourish.
With this renovation comes great excitement and Alison Niven, Regional Centre Director at intu Trafford Centre has said: “Things are rapidly moving forward with the development as we draw ever closer to opening.”
As well as the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre and SEA LIFE reopening in the space, a new flagship Primark store is hotly anticipated, spanning two storeys and occupying the space of two football pitches.
Not only will there be more space for exciting new retailers, parking is also being improved with an additional 350 spaces and bays to facilitate charging electric cars.
The grand opening of the space has been confirmed for spring 2020 but people passing by will already be able to see the impressive dome which is only a mere glimpse of this exciting project.
Check out the transformation progress so far – https://vimeo.com/342269711/ffb1ff36fd