WATCH: Drone footage shows Cannock designer outlet nearing completion
New aerial shots show work progressing at the £160 million designer outlet in Cannock.
In July, bosses confirmed the opening of the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet West Midlands would be delayed from this autumn to early 2021.
The opening of the site has been moved back to early next year as a result of the impact of coronavirus on brands set to open in the outlet.
WATCH: Drone footage shows new retail park
Despite the retail sector being heavily hit by the pandemic, councillors hope around 1,000 jobs will be created when the site opens next year.
New aerial photos show how the site in Mill Green is now taking shape nearly two years after work first started on nearby roads to improve access to the site.
Around £15 million has been spent on roadworks at Churchbridge and the A460 Eastern Way, including creating a new dual carriageway and underpass.
When it opens, the shopping village will feature around 80 brands, restaurants, cafes and 1,400 parking spaces.
There will also be a children's play area near the square, to back onto the nature reserve.
McArthurGlen faced criticism last year for failing to reflect the location of the retail park in its name - including West Midlands instead of Mill Green, Cannock Chase or Staffordshire.
The completed outlet will include a square with a coffee kiosk, "dancing fountain" and art, where events will be held throughout the year.
Work has been continuing on site throughout the pandemic – with social distancing measures put in place to keep staff safe.
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