McArthurGlen Designer Outlet West Midlands has announced a string of new lettings, including: Coach, Kate Spade, Hugo Boss, Levi’s and Lacoste to establish the centre as a major new fashion destination when it opens this spring.
The fashion labels will also be joined by Gant and Radley, Under Armour, and Nike will.
Tom Miklausic, UK leasing director at McArthurGlen commented: “We are immensely proud to be opening the UK’s only stand-alone shopping centre this year and returning to the market where our business began over 25 years ago, when we introduced designer outlet retailing in Europe with Cheshire Oaks. Our latest investment shows the huge confidence we have in the UK retail market and the appetite of our brand partners to continue working with us to grow their bricks-and-mortar channels.”
The project is a joint venture between McArthurGlen, Aviva Investors and The Richardson Family. Together, the development has committed £15 million to a highway improvements programme that has enhanced the nearby road network, along with a £1.5 million package to support local projects, including ongoing maintenance of the Mill Green Nature Park.
“Our long-standing partnership with McArthurGlen is entering into an exciting new chapter as we gear up to open our third designer outlet together in the UK,” commented Darren Freed, director at Aviva Investors. “Investing in high quality designer outlets is in line with our strategic core objectives, so with its strong mix of international brands, exceptional location and six million customers on its doorstep, Designer Outlet West Midlands has all the ingredients to be a thriving, high-performing retail asset that provides a major boost to Britain’s retail landscape.”