Designer Outlet Cannock will comprise over 26,500 sqm of GLA and over 80 stores.
McArthurGlen Group has announced a new designer outlet in Cannock, 30 minutes from Birmingham, the UK’s largest regional city.
The project will be developed and built by McArthurGlen, U+I and Rioja Developments, and once it is completed, McArthurGlen will manage the centre. Construction of Phase I will begin in the early part of 2018 and the opening is planned for spring 2020. Excellent transport links will mean the centre is ideally placed to provide a primary shopping attraction for the large local catchment area and the 39 million tourists who visit Birmingham each year.
Phase I will feature over 80 stores plus restaurants and cafes, a children’s play area and 1,400 parking spaces, with views over the beautiful Mill Green Nature Reserve. The contemporary designer outlet will be built according to meticulous standards of architectural design, which reflect and respect the best local architecture, and the natural environment surrounding the centre. There will also be a significant investment in landscaping and planting to further enhance the present location and create a delightful shopping experience.
McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Cannock will be situated in what is one of the most densely populated and affluent catchments in the UK. Over 11 million consumers live within a 90-minute catchment. It will be located close to many of central England’s most popular attractions, including: the Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which attracts two million visitors a year; Alton Towers, the UK’s largest theme park; Stratford-upon-Avon, the home of Shakespeare; the iconic West Midlands Safari Park, and the famous chocolate factory at Cadbury World.
Councillor George Adamson, Leader of Cannock Chase Council, declared: "The Council has supported the Outlet Village scheme over many years, and I am pleased that it is now coming to fruition. It will become a major tourist destination and is a major boost for Cannock Chase."
The five-minute walk to Cannock town centre and the railway station will be linked by a new footway and cycle path running through the nearby nature reserve, serving as the route for the new Heritage Trail. It is a 40-minute direct train journey from Cannock to Birmingham New Street station, the central interchange station for Birmingham and the greater Midlands region.
Over the past year, 12 million passengers used Birmingham Airport. Located just 40 minutes away from our centre, it is the UK’s seventh busiest airport. An important transport hub for the region, approximately 50 airlines operate more than 140 direct routes to destinations worldwide, including New York, Istanbul, Dubai and many European hubs.