£160m designer outlet unveils first brands ahead of 2021 opening

McArthurGlen has unveiled the first of 80 brands that will be opening at its £160m Designer Outlet West Midlands early next year.

Tommy Hilfiger, Reiss, Kurt Geiger, Guess, Calvin Klein and Ted Baker all confirmed for the landmark retail and leisure destination in Cannock.

They will be joined by global sports brand Adidas, and kitchen company Le Creuset, with Starbucks and Wagamama also confirmed as the first names.

All 10 brands have started preparations for recruitment, with all vacancies set to be advertised online in the next few weeks.

McArthurGlen Designer Outlet West Midlands is due to open early in 2021, with the development offering year-round savings of up to 60%, as well as creating 1,000 retail jobs that will support around £20m in employment income each year.

Mike Thomas, centre manager for McArthurGlen Designer Outlet West Midlands, said: “As with all McArthurGlen centres, Designer Outlet West Midlands will deliver one of the UK’s finest retail destinations, with the very best mix of high street, premium, designer and international brands, each of them a well-known and much-loved household name. We’re also creating 1,000 retail jobs for the local community, so we’re delighted to be announcing this first set of brands both for our future visitors and those excited about working at the centre.”

Cllr George Adamson, leader of Cannock Chase Council, said: “It is very exciting to hear the first set of brands at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet West Midlands and I hope our local residents are pleased too. It makes it very real now that this will be opening early next year. It is going to be the making of our district as well as bringing much needed jobs for the local community.”

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