WORK continues on a multi-million pound makeover of the Merry Hill Centre.

New images have been released to show what the shopping centre will look like once the £10 million revamp is completed.

Merry Hill's external walls and entrances will be transformed and follows on from the refurbishment of the centre’s car parks and bus station over the last few years.

The work, carried out by contractor Mac, will replace cladding, remodel entrances and install big screens and energy-saving LED lighting that can change the colour of the centre's walls.

Projections such as diamonds and pyramids will be created into the cladding.

The project is expected to be completed later this year.

Nick Round, regional managing director at intu, said: “This is an important stage in the ongoing transformation of one of the country’s most popular shopping destinations.

“intu Merry Hill centre is already a hot-spot for brands looking for locations where they can really flourish and the work that we are carrying out will drive up the centre’s appeal among retail and leisure brands and its impressive footfall.”

The makeover is part of ongoing investment into the centre, which has seen more than 20 new and improved retailers arriving over the last 12 months including international retailer Mango and designer brand Hobbs.

Paul McKenna, group CEO of the mac-group, said: “intu Merry Hill is a prime retail destination for the region and we’re delighted to have been appointed by intu to transform the exterior of the shopping centre. It promises to be an extremely impressive finish, with discreet lighting hidden within the new cladding which will create a superb visual display, especially at night.”