The Intu Metrocentre is the largest retail and leisure centre in the UK, with more than 340 different outlets. It was originally opened in 1986 and has been redeveloped and expanded over the years. The latest stage of this redevelopment took place when the owners, Intu Properties, decided to revamp and refurbish the central octagon shaped area of the centre and rename it the Platinum Mall.
The Platinum Mall was created to provide an upmarket backdrop for the most high end shops within the centre and so the owners called upon Hatmet to work on the refurbishment. Our reputation within the industry meant that they knew they could rely upon us to deliver the project on time and within budget, at the same time as providing a superior finish and a sense of style and luxury. We were asked to design, manufacture and install GRG (Glass Reinforced Gypsum) ceilings throughout the malls and within the octagon area. We delivered the project in 22 weeks.