Local reports have emerged of a £55m extension to be created at the Trafford Centre.
According to owner intu’s annual results and report for 2016, the development will see a huge roof installed over Barton Square.
The expansion will also create an extra 112,000 square feet of retail space at the shopping centre.
To match the rest of the centre, the courtyard will bear a central glazed dome roof atop the building.
There will be other developments in the shopping centre to help boost shops’ footfall and extend departments.
It is possible that the new plans could also create extra retail space as intu reconsider the centre’s layout.
The provisional time the work could begin is set for this year and is predicted to last for 2 years, according to the report.
The Nubian Times has approached intu for a comment and still awaits a response.