Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet announces the start of construction on a new phase.McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Cheshire Oaks has announced that construction on the much anticipated 40,000 sq ft. extension will begin in February, marking an exciting new chapter for the UK’s largest designer outlet owned by TH Real Estate. The new phase will introduce an additional 25 new premium fashion and food and beverage brands, bringing the total number of stores at the center to over 170.
The new phase will be the center’s sixth expansion since the designer outlet opened in 1995, underlining the strong and continued growth of one of Europe’s leading retail and leisure destinations, which now welcomes over eight million visitors a year.
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 center 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. We’ve continued to enhance the brand mix following a strong couple of years, and this latest phase is the next step in creating an even better shopping experience for our local catchment as well as our short and long-haul visitors from Europe and beyond.”
Completing in Autumn this year, the extension will deliver an extra 300 parking spaces for visitors, taking the total number to 3,200. A year-round community space will be expanded and enhanced, while a new guest welcome center, Premium Lounge, exciting children’s play area, additional guest toilets and a ‘Changing Places' facility will also be delivered. The introduction of a new footbridge will improve access for both guests and the 2,600 staff who work at Cheshire Oaks. The new phase is also expected to create up to 300 additional jobs at the center and generate further economic benefits for the local area.