First brands announced for McArthurGlen Designer Outlet
The first collection of premium brands has been unveiled for McArthurGlen Designer Outlet West Midlands, due to open early 2021.
The full collection of premium fashion, lifestyle and F&B stores will be announced later in the year once the final stages of construction near completion on the landmark shopping destination, which will span 285,000 sq. ft. over two phases.
Global coffeehouse Starbucks and Asian-inspired restaurant Wagamama are the first partners to be announced as part of the centre’s mix of food and beverage brands.
Tom Miklausic, UK Leasing Director for McArthurGlen, said: “As with all McArthurGlen designer outlets around the world, our West Midlands centre will provide customers with the finest shopping experiences, bringing together the world’s most-loved brands to offer exceptional choice and value.”
“Not only that, it also presents an exciting opportunity to continue growing our mutual business with our brand partners, with some six million shoppers living within an hour’s drive of the centre.”
Located just 30-minutes from Birmingham, McArthurGlen Designer Outlet West Midlands will host up to 80 iconic brands offering year-round discount on retail items.
The centre will create 1,000 new retail jobs for the local community, supporting around £20 million of employment income each year.
McArthurGlen’s retail team is currently working with all confirmed brand partners to support them with recruitment ahead of opening. To help drive employment, the centre has partnered with Walsall College to launch a new training academy that connects local people to job opportunities with its brand partner stores.
The new shopping destination will be McArthurGlen’s seventh UK location, joining its leading Designer Outlets in Ashford, Bridgend, Cheshire Oaks, East Midlands, Swindon and York, and will be the group’s 26th centre in Europe and Canada.