How Merry Hill's £10m revamp is taking shape
Work has begun on a £10 million makeover for Merry Hill shopping centre.
The outside look of the centre at Brierley Hill is being transformed as part of the project to revamp the centre’s external walls and entrances.
Work on the exterior of the centre is already under way, with changes to the panels by Debenhams already visible.
Contractor Mac is carrying out the redevelopment work which will replace cladding, remodel entrances and install big screens and energy-saving LED lighting that can change the colour of Merry Hill’s walls.
Work is expected to finish later this year.
The £10 million project on the shopping centre, which first opened in 1985, follows on from the refurbishment of the car parks and bus station over the last few years.
Speaking recently, Nick Round, regional managing director, said: "This is an important stage in the ongoing transformation of one of the country’s most popular shopping destinations.
“intu Merry Hill centre is already a hot-spot for brands looking for locations where they can really flourish and the work that we are carrying out will drive up the centre’s appeal among retail and leisure brands and its impressive footfall.”
Paul McKenna, group CEO of the Mac-group, added: "intu Merry Hill is a prime retail destination for the region and we are delighted to have been appointed by intu to transform the exterior of the shopping centre.
"It promises to be an extremely impressive finish, with discreet lighting hidden within the new cladding which will create a superb visual display, especially at night.”