- intu Trafford Centre, Manchester
- The ultimate day out
- Transforming Barton Square
- Discover our winning destinations
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 Abercrombie & Fitch – they’re all at intu Trafford Centre, alongside dozens and dozens of other big names.
As many as 3,500 coaches pull up at the centre every year, on top of regular shoppers and leisure-seekers coming by car or public transport, generating a 30 million-strong annual footfall. The £350m extension of Manchester’s Metrolink tram network will see the new Trafford Park line open to passengers in April 2020 connecting two stops at intu Trafford Centre with the City Centre and attractions such as Old Trafford, Media City and the Imperial War Museum.
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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A first choice for retailers
intu Trafford Centre was the chosen location for the first Selfridges outside London. The glamorous department store is synonymous with designer brands, stylish homeware and finger-licking gourmet food – making it a real destination. At intu Trafford Centre, Selfridges occupies three floors, drawing elegant, affluent shoppers and tourists from across the north west. And its not the only store to choose this iconic shopping destination.
A home for great brands
intu Trafford Centre attracts customers seeking out all the latest trends
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.
Regional managing director, intu
Transforming Barton Square
We're investing £75 million to deliver the wow-factor
Barton Square is set to gain a new glass-domed roof and a fully redesigned interior under our plans to expand and refresh Barton Square. A number of new brands will join be joining intu Trafford Centre’s popular retail and leisure mix for the first time once the project completes early in 2020, with Primark signed up as an anchor tenant. Other brands already in place there include SEA LIFE Manchester, LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre and Next Home.
There’s nowhere else quite like intu Trafford Centre and we’re now investing £75 million to deliver a new space with a real ‘wow factor’ that will bring more brands and unique experiences to make our shoppers smile."
Regional managing director of intu
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