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Latest images showcase work on Cannock designer outlet village

By Jordan Reynolds | Cannock | Business | Published: | Last Updated:

These new pictures give a sneak preview of work on a multi-million pound designer outlet village.

A mock-up facade at the designer outlet village has been captured

Buildings are being erected and coloured canopies can be seen over the entrances.

Work to clear the site to make way for the £160 million McArthurGlen Designer Outlet in Cannock, started in July.

How the designer outlet village would look

Due to be completed in 2020, the scheme will 1,000 jobs for the local area – with Phase I set to be home to 80 sought-after premium and luxury brands offering year-round savings of up to 60 per cent, as well as restaurants and cafes, a children’s play area, bike parking for cyclists and 1,400 car parking spaces.

But drivers have been facing traffic chaos around Churchbridge since October as major roadworks got underway to prepare for the development.

The site of the McArthurGlen development

Staffordshire County Council has pleaded with drivers to be patient during the project, which is said to last for four months.

Cannock Chase District Council granted planning approval for a designer outlet at Mill Green in September 2016 following extensive consultations with the local community.

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The site

Following this, in December 2017, McArthurGlen announced a joint venture with Aviva Investors, The Richardson Family and U+I to develop McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Cannock, which will span 285,000 sq ft of retail space across two phases.

The development will become the group’s 26th centre, and their seventh in the UK.

Work on the McArthurGlen development progressing

The McArthurGlen Designer Outlet will also deliver an additional £1.5 million investment in various projects that will bring significant benefits to the local community.

This investment programme will include the enhancement and ongoing maintenance of the Mill Green Nature Park, improvements to Cannock Town Centre and the railway station, and support for developing skills and employment prospects for local people.

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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