Developing our centres

Our investment in our UK assets creates the stylish and sought-after shopping destinations retailers and customers want, revitalises city centres and brings economic benefits to communities

Over the next three years, we are spending £600 million on developing our centres in the UK to create the market-leading shopping and leisure destinations that retailers want to be in and customers want to visit.

Making sure our centres are the sort of places that customers want to come back to time and again helps retailers flourish, brings new life to city centres and creates new dynamic night-time trade. It also brings lots of economic benefits to communities.

It's win-win – for customers, retailers, communities and our own business.

The future of intu Broadmarsh

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Plans in the pipeline

We never stop challenging ourselves to create the very best shopping centre environments for customers to enjoy and where retailers can flourish

Over the last 10 years, we have effectively rebuilt intu Eldon Square to create a dynamic shopping experience in the heart of Newcastle. Our investment in intu Potteries is creating a new shopping destination for the people of the Midlands.

Our plans for the next three years will be just as transformational. intu Watford is set to become one of the country’s top 20 centres after a £178 million investment, which will see a new cinema, restaurant, department store and a refurbishment of existing malls.

intu Broadmarsh will be redeveloped to match the standard of neighbouring intu Victoria Centre, and intu Lakeside will see a new concept leisure extension.

Over in Spain, a new type of regional centre, 'the retail resort' will take shape at intu Costa del Sol. We also have options on three other sites in Spain, at Vigo, Palma, and Valencia, where interest is growing after our successful launch of intu Asturias.

We create an environment for brands to showcase their products and provide an experience for shoppers that extends beyond just a purchase.

Martin Breeden

Development director, intu

Maintaining high standards

Keeping our centres at the top of the game needs constant attention, and the next three years will see a programme of improvements at every one of our centres

There are certain qualities people expect from an intu centre. Some you can see; great design and architecture, and the use of the best quality materials. Some you can’t – excellent technical and technological infrastructure and reduced operating costs and environmental impact through energy efficient lighting and ventilation.

Then there are the things that go into making a compelling shopping experience; the retailers and restauranteurs that we attract and the shopping and leisure experiences we can offer. It's about having the right offer in the right places and that create shopping centres which entice customers to come and stay.

When we develop our centres we take all these things into account and create award-winning, crowd-pulling, in-demand shopping destinations.



top UK shopping centres


investment over the next three years


sq ft of shopping and leisure space

Clock this!

Nottingham’s favourite meeting point, the water-powered clock designed by local boy Rowland Emett, was a bit in the way when we drew up our plans to renovate intu Victoria Centre, and was in something of a sorry state anyway. So we took it apart, repaired it and put it back where it belongs, in the hearts of local shoppers.