intu appoints Laing O’Rourke for multi-million pound intu Watford extension

intu the UK’s leading owner, manager and developer of prime regional shopping centres has appointed Laing O’Rourke as the main contractor to build its multi-million pound extension of intu Watford.

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.”

The £178 milliom extension of intu Watford is set to create a single 1.4 million sq ft retail and leisure destination, placing Watford in CACI’s top 20 national retail destinations ranking, alongside Edinburgh and Bristol.

intu recently announced a 113,000 ft Debenhams store as the anchor for the extension and has already confirmed some great catering names including Las Iguanas, Byron and Cabana, plus a nine scree²n Cineworld cinema. A number of new brands such as Kiko and Smiggle have also recently opened in the centre.