intu Trafford Centre is one of the UK’s prime retail and leisure destinations. It’s known around the world for its unique design and architecture which was celebrated in a BBC Radio 4 arts documentary earlier this year.

When you think intu Trafford Centre, you think all the big high street names like Marks and Spencer, Debenhams and John Lewis with some luxury brands thrown in for good measure.

Now intu has signed up another big name to be the first new tenant for its £74 million transformation of Barton Square – Primark.

Primark’s newest store will anchor an expanded and refreshed Barton Square which will gain another 110,000 sq ft of extra retail space, a new glass-domed roof and a fully redesigned interior.

The unit will incorporate space previously occupied by BHS Home and is set to open in 2019. 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.

“The work we are planning at Barton Square will attract more visitors for longer by expanding the centre’s retail and leisure mix and creating a new space befitting this architecturally-rich building.”

Incidentally, just in case you’re not sure how to pronounce Primark, click here.

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