Stylist magazine and shopping malls giant Intu have announced that the large-scale consumer fashion and beauty event, Stylist Live, will take place outside London for the first time at Intu Trafford Centre, Manchester.
Work on a £75 million transformation of Intu Trafford Centre’s Barton Square will start later this year to deliver a fully redesigned interior and a new glass-domed roof. Primark has signed up as anchor tenant.
The collapse of its merger deal with Intu may have been a shock to Hammerson’s system but the malls giant is hitting back with a review of its strategy on which consultant McKinsey is working, a newspaper said Monday.
The lifestyle clothing company has launched a new 4,800-square-foot store in the upper Platinum Mall at Intu Metrocentre. It stocks the brand's sustainable ranges as well as the Copper and Black occasionwear collection.
Intu is investing an additional £13m in Intu Watford to replace existing flooring, ceilings and lighting, and upgrade the car parks. The makeover is expected to be ready in time for the launch of the centre’s extension.
A £3.4 billion takeover of British shopping centre operator Intu Properties by bigger rival Hammerson has been formally scrapped after Hammerson was freed from its obligation to hold a shareholder vote on the deal.