intu Properties, a British Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), mainly focusing on shopping centre management and development, has appointed Sir Robert McAlpine to deliver the £86m transformation of intu Broadmarsh in Nottingham.
The construction firm is scheduled to commence work on site in early 2019 to deliver the next phase of the project.
The appointment has come after Nottingham City Council announced that it has confirmed its approval to the award of the contract for the intu Broadmarsh redevelopment.
Preparatory work, including the relocation of the centre’s management office and improvements to the Wilkos store to make way for The Light cinema, has been ongoing throughout 2018.
intu development director Martin Breeden said: “We are looking forward to this next stage in developing the centre into a great place to eat, relax and play from day time through to evening.
“The redeveloped intu Broadmarsh will draw people in from further afield and complement the existing retail offer in Nottingham.
“The Light and Hollywood Bowl are both committed to the centre and there is significant interest from a number of retailers and restaurants in taking space at the centre.
“We are creating the most exciting development in the city’s southern area for more than five decades and we continue to work with Nottingham City Council on their plans for the wider Broadmarsh area, which is a fabulous regeneration programme.”
Earlier, a 400,000ft² extension to intu Watford was opened in 2018.
The new £72m leisure development at intu Lakeside will be opened later in 2019. The development will include leisure brands such as Nickelodeon, Hollywood Bowl and new mini-golf venue Puttshack.
In December 2018, Playmobil fun buggies have been rolled out at intu shopping centres to bring the world-famous toy brand to life for children.
The Playmobil fun buggies have been rolled out at intu Trafford Centre, intu Lakeside, intu Metrocentre, intu Merry Hill and intu Braehead as part of the sponsorship deal between the owner of the shopping destinations and the toy brand.
Image: intu Broadmarsh. Photo: Courtesy of intu properties plc.