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Steel structures built on designer outlet site

By Jordan Reynolds | Cannock | News | Published:

Steel structures are being built as buildings begin to take shape on a multi-million pound designer outlet village.

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

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.

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

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.

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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