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Merry Hill set for major overhaul after £400m deal

20th March 2014

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Merry Hill Shopping Centre

Merry Hill Shopping Centre

DUDLEY’S massive Merry Hill Shopping Centre is set for a major overhaul in order to attract more premium retailers following a £408m buy-in to the site by UK shopping centre owner Intu.Intu has agreed to purchase a 50% stake in the centre from former owner, Westfield, with the other half of the business remaining with Australian investment body QIC.Intu said it believed the Merry Hill complex was significantly under-performing because of its retail mix and has announced plans for a radical reorganisation in the centre&r......for the full story register now for free or login below...


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When the Merry Hill Centre first opened it included the Merry Hill Monorail, which was little more than a fairground ride, great fun, I rode it once for 30p, but as public transport it was utterly pointless. If planning consents are required for additional or substantially altered premises, this should be subject to a significant S106 grant by the developer which is to be deposited so that a tram-train operation can operate into the centre from Dudley and Stourbridge, ultimately linking up with Midland Metro at Wednesbury. This should complement a train service from Stourbridge to Walsall which was promoted by local pro-rail group Railfuture, though a local contact in Birmingham, supported by myself. Merry Hill is too car based, and that is its problem.

Ric pou

When the Mery Hill Centre first openened it included the Merry Hill Monorail, which was little more than a fairground ride, great fun, I rode it once for 30p, but as public transport it was utterly pointless. If planning consents are required for additional por substantially altered premises, this should be subject to a substantial S106 grant by the developer which is to be deposited so tat a tram-train operation can operate into the centre fron Dudley and Stourbridge, ultimately linking up with Midland Metro at Wednesbury. This should complement a train service from Stourbridge to Walsall which was promoted by local pro rail group Railfuture, though a local contact in Birmingham, supported by myself. Merry Hill is too car based, and that is its problem.

Ric pou

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