Works begin on £40m extension to Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet
Work on a 40,000 sq ft extension housing 25 new premium fashion and food brands is set to begin this month at McArthurGlen’s Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet.
The new phase will be the centre’s sixth expansion since it opened in 1995, and is expected to complete in autumn this year, taking the total number of stores to over 170.
A year-round community space will be expanded and enhanced, while a new guest welcome centre, Premium Lounge, exciting children’s play area, additional guest toilets and a ‘Changing Places' facility will also be created.
Kenny Murray, Centre Manager at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Cheshire Oaks, said: “This is an incredibly exciting time for Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet as we embark upon our latest extension to the centre which will see over £40 million invested in expanding and upgrading facilities over the coming year. Once complete, visitors will be able to enjoy some 400,000 sq ft. of premium shopping space and an even greater mix of fashion, lifestyle and restaurant brands.”
Brands already present at Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet include Burberry, Calvin Klein, Lulu Guinness, Michael Kors, Armani and Polo Ralph Lauren. Cath Kidston, Puma and Karl Lagerfeld also opened stores there in the past two years.
Leading UK construction firm Mace will work on the extension, which is expected to create up to 300 additional jobs at the centre and generate further economic benefits for the local area. More than 2,600 staff work at the Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet and the centre is visited by over eight million visitors a year.
Councillor Brian Clarke, Cabinet member for Economic Development and Infrastructure, said: “Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet Village contributes to the fantastic growing visitor economy that we have here in Cheshire West and Chester, offering a fabulous attraction for visitors. This investment in further development of the centre will offer increased employment opportunities for hundreds of local people and help drive further economic growth for the town.”
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