The £180m extension to intu Watford celebrates topping out ahead of October opening
Developer intu and contractor Laing O’Rourke have held the traditional topping-out ceremony at their 400,000-sq ft extension to intu Watford. Intu has signed up a nine-screen IMAX Cineworld cinema and 113,000-sq ft Debenhams to anchor the new extension. There will also be a Hollywood Bowl, 11 new restaurants and 13 more stores.
Rebecca Ryman, regional managing director at intu, said: “We’re bringing together the best retail and leisure brands for intu Watford’s affluent customer base. Our plans will establish the centre both as a daytime and evening destination and drive what is already a busy and prosperous local economy, with 38 million visitors to Watford high street every year and 83 per cent of our customers drawn from the most affluent ABC1 socio-economic group.”