Intu Watford to get £13m makeover ahead of extension launch

Intu is investing an additional £13 million in Intu Watford to upgrade existing parts of the shopping centre ahead of the launch of its new £180 million extension.



Existing flooring, ceilings and lighting will be replaced, and a new changing places facility will be created as part of Intu’s aim to provide accessible spaces for all. There will also be upgraded customer car parks and refurbished toilets, Intu said.

The makeover is expected to be ready in time for the opening of the centre’s new 400,000-square-foot retail and leisure space, due to open in October this year. The shopping centre is already anchored by John Lewis and the extension will add more popular brands, such as Jack Wills, Debenhams and Superdry, to Hertfordshire town for the first time.

Rebecca Ryman, regional managing director at Intu, said: “Every area of the centre is being redesigned and redeveloped as we get ready to launch our new extension. We’re creating what will be one of the biggest in-town retail and leisure destinations and combined with our extensive mall refurbishment programme, this will create the very best environment for Intu Watford’s retailers to flourish and to attract an expanding affluent catchment base.”

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