Monday, February 3rd, 2020
Our second project for intu, involving the phased refurbishment of intu Lakeside in Essex, has recently completed. Part of a wider redevelopment plan to extend and improve the existing shopping centre, it included the re-design of two existing entrances and the link mall to a new leisure-led extension, as well as new mall seating and lighting features to the main mall areas.
As at intu Watford, bespoke lighting is used along with new architectural finishes, bright colours and decorative features, to make spaces feel bright and welcoming and to improve wayfinding. Internal textures and patterns are integrated with the external landscaping to improve the entire visitor experience. The project included upper and lower malls and all public areas as well as additional M&E systems and associated infrastructure within the front and back of house areas. DMA worked with the main contractors, Knight Harwood, to deliver the project on time and within budget, sequencing phased construction around trading hours.