New sign installed at £160m Cannock designer outlet as aerial photos show progress

A new sign has been installed at a £160 million designer outlet set, as the finishing touches are being made ahead of its opening this spring.

McArthurGlen Designer Outlet West Midlands, in Cannock
McArthurGlen Designer Outlet West Midlands, in Cannock

The sign has been put up at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet West Midlands, in Cannock off the A460.

The sign installed at the new designer outlet

It stands numerous metres tall and features the names of shops and brands set to open at the region's next big shopping attraction, including: Nike, Hugo Bossm Coach, Ted Baker London, Tommy Hilfiger and Five Guys.

Aerial image showing the progress at the soon to be completed designer outlet shopping desination in Cannock. Pic: Paul Turner of Facebook PTaerialphotography, from Willenhall

Other of the finishing touches being made include lights at the shopping centre, which looked dazzling when it was lit up at night.

McArthurGlen Designer Outlet West Midlands, in Cannock

The opening of the designer outlet was postponed by several months due to Covid-19, having been pushed back from September 2020.

McArthurGlen Designer Outlet West Midlands, in Cannock

Other brands that are set to feature there are: Dune, Sole Trader, Hobbs, Lindt, The Cosmetics Company, Moss Bros, Police, Luke, Bedeck, Pro Cook, Portmeirion, Reiss, Kurt Geiger, Guess, Calvin Klein, Adidas, Le Creuset, Starbucks, Wagamama, Radley, Yankee Candle, Skechers and Guess.

Aerial image showing the progress at the soon to be completed designer outlet shopping desination in Cannock. Pic: Paul Turner of Facebook PTaerialphotography, from Willenhall

About 1,000 retail jobs are expected to be created when the site opens.

Aerial image showing the progress at the soon to be completed designer outlet shopping desination in Cannock. Pic: Paul Turner of Facebook PTaerialphotography, from Willenhall

Mike Thomas, centre manager for McArthurGlen’s West Midlands Designer Outlet, said in September: "We're really looking forward to opening to customers early next year."

He added: "With regards to Covid-19, all McArthurGlen centres are operating with the highest standards of health and safety in place, and future visitors to West Midlands Designer Outlet can expect exactly the same standards here."​

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