- Service: Project Management
- Location: Cannock
- Client: McArthurGlen
Concept were appointed as Project Managers for the development and construction of McArthurGlen’s new West Midlands Designer Outlet located just off the M6 Toll at Cannock.
Spanning 285,000ft2 of retail space across two phases, the designer outlet became McArthurGlen’s 26th centre and its seventh in the UK. The centre will create 1,000 new retail jobs for the community, supporting around £20 million of employment income each year.
Phase one, delivering over 80 premium and luxury brands together with a range of restaurants and cafes, a one-of-a-kind children’s play area nestled against the adjacent nature reserve, a dancing fountain, luxury guest amenities, and 1400 car parking spaces opened in April 2021.
As well as the construction of the retail units and associated on site amenities, the development also incorporated extensive off site highway improvement works involving dualling of the adjacent A460, formation of new slip roads and underpass and numerous roundabout improvements. Pedestrian access was also upgraded through the resurfacing of the nature reserve footpaths and extension of the heritage trail through the development to provide a direct link from the local train station.