O’Rourke appointed for £178M Intu Watford shopping centre extension

Vania Goncalves 23 May 2016 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Laing O’Rourke has been appointed the main contractor by Intu for the £178M Intu Watford shopping centre extension in UK.

The project will add an extra 37,000sq m to the existing centre, extending the retail and leisure site to 130,000sq m.

According to Intu, a 12,000sq m Debenhams store will be at the heart of the extension, along with a nine-screen Cineworld cinema. Catering names such as Las Iguanas, Byron and Cabana have also been confirmed for the mall.

Rebecca Ryman, regional director of Intu, said: “Our £178m extension of Intu Watford will transform the centre into a contemporary shopping experience providing a fantastic place to shop, eat and play.

“It will massively strengthen Intu Watford as a destination which retailers want to invest in and our visitors enjoy.”

Liam Cummins, head of UK Construction at Laing O’Rourke said: “We are delighted to be continuing to develop our partnership with Intu, and look forward to delivering this transformational retail project for Watford."

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