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New roof for Manchester shopping centre

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Steelwork is playing a significant role in the £75M overhaul of the Trafford Centre’s Barton Square in Manchester.

Designed by Leach Rhodes Walker, an extension will add more than 10,000m² of retail space to the centre, and feature a steel-framed glazed roof and dome over the two previously open malls and central courtyard.

Working on behalf of main contractor Vinci Construction, S H Structures is supplying approximately 1,400t of steel for scheme, which started in August 2018.

In order to minimise the impact on shoppers, most of the steel erection work is being carried out at night.
The project is due to open to the public in early 2020 with Primark having been secured as the anchor tenant.

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