intu Trafford Centre, Manchester

From its luxurious marble malls to the rich range of shopping and leisure on offer, intu Trafford Centre is perhaps the single best-known and most iconic retail and leisure centre in the UK

Whatever the brand of the moment, you’ll find it at intu Trafford Centre, which sits at the heart of the established Trafford City area.

From Michael Kors to Pull&Bear, and from Ted Baker to 360 Champagne and Cocktails – they’re all at intu Trafford Centre, alongside dozens and dozens of other big names.

As many as 3,000 coaches pull up at the centre every year, on top of regular shoppers and leisure-seekers coming by car or public transport, generating a 31 million-strong annual footfall.

Boosted by long opening hours and powerful marketing, the centre’s core customers are affluent ABC1 visitors for day-out experiences that far surpass the idea of a simple shopping trip.


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The ultimate day out

With a host of exciting leisure attractions also on offer, intu Trafford Centre is not just about shopping

Within intu Trafford Centre, we’ve taken the customer experience to the max. Compelling in-centre leisure options include a 20-screen Odeon cinema, Namco Funscape with 18 bowling lanes, extensive arcade games and soft play, and Laser Quest.

Add to these the 18-hole Paradise Island Adventure Golf, The Rock climbing centre or the Aerial Extreme high ropes adventure course, LEGOLAND® Discovery and SEALIFE, it’s easy to see why intu Trafford Centre has become the ultimate day-out destination. 

Customers have big expectations of their favourite shopping centres and at intu Trafford Centre we're always pushing the boundaries to continue it's reign as the ultimate super-regional retail and leisure destination.

Colin Flinn
Regional director, intu

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Colin Flinn

Job title Regional managing director



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A pioneering autism-friendly approach

intu Trafford Centre has pioneered intu’s efforts to make all its centres autism-friendly by 2018. Thanks to a new partnership with local charity the Together Trust, formed in 2015, we’ve transformed the way centre staff interact to support families impacted by the condition.

The autism-friendly shopping experience