Contractor to carry out work on Barton Square part of development

Vinci has won a £75m deal to revamp the Trafford Centre’s Barton Square for shopping centre specialist Intu.

The firm, which in the spring saw Hammerson abort a £3.4bn takeover of the business because of deteriorating conditions in the UK retail industry, has owned the Manchester centre for more than seven years when it bought the complex off original developer Peel for £1.6bn.

Work on Barton Square began in 2006, eight years after Bovis Lend Lease completed the original building.

Intu said the latest revamp will see a new glass-domed roof added to this part of the centre and a fully redesigned interior.

The extension will be anchored by a Primark store and Intu’s regional managing director Colin Flinn said: “[The] new space [will have] a real ‘wow factor’ that will bring more brands and unique experiences.”

Vinci is due to start work later this year and finish in early 2020.

intu Trafford Centre Barton Square 4

How the revamped centre will look