Ownership: Westfield / QIC JV
Size: 120,774 (sq m)
Retail units: 241
Places to Dine: 49
Foodcourt: 1,200 seats, 14 eateries and 3 restaurants
Anchor Tenants: M&S, Debenhams, Next, BHS, Asda, Sainsbury's, H&M, Primark.
Parking: 8,000 spaces
Footfall: 24 million per annum
Merry Hill is a major retail destination in the West Midlands attracting over 24 million customers annually.
The Merry Hill retail complex comprises 241 retail outlets within the covered centre, 24 retail warehouse units, a multiplex cinema and several restaurants together with over 8,000 car parking spaces.
The wide range of retail outlets available and excellent accessibility enables the centre to capture a significant proportion of the £6.6 billion retail expenditure available within the catchment area.
Since acquiring Merry Hill in 2004 Westfield has improved the centre significantly; the retail mix has been transformed with the introduction of over 100 new retailers. Westfield has also successfully attracted a number of major brands by reconfiguring space to meet retailers’ modern day requirements. Merry Hill continues to evolve; the ambiance of the centre has been dramatically improved with the installation of full height glazed shop fronts and the continuous refurbishment of the malls. A 1,200 seat food court ‘Eat Central’ has created a new social hub for Merry Hill at the heart of the centre with a diverse mix of dining in a contemporary environment.
Merry Hill is located 10 miles west of Birmingham and is easily accessible from the M5 via junctions 2, 3 and 4.