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Barton Square development reaches the halfway point

The £75m development of Barton Square at intu Trafford Centre has reached the significant halfway milestone. The project is set to add over 110,000 sq ft of additional shopping space.

Since the build began in 2018, over 84,000 hours have been dedicated to dramatically overhauling Barton Square in order to create the newly designed upper level, which will make way for exciting new brands and unique experiences.

A stunning glass dome which replicates the centre’s Main Dome and St Paul’s is now clearly visible, constructed from over 1,800 pieces of glass it weighs over 250 tonnes.

Along with the impressive exterior development, the interior has also undergone a major transformation. Iconic marble and granite materials used to develop the luxurious stone flooring and marble statues have been sourced from all over the world including Brazil, Italy and India.

Fitting with the grand stature of the centre, the revived Barton Square will be elegantly lined with 36 palm trees, 20 marble seats, 120 urns and a total of 120 statues. In addition, a splash of splendour will be provided by a stunning water fountain.

The all new Barton Square will offer a better customer experience for all visitors with a range of popular retailers all under one impressive new roof including a two-storey, flagship Primark store. An extra 305 parking spaces are being created including additional electric charging spaces.

The grand opening of intu Trafford Centre’s Barton Square will take place in spring 2020.