Managing Director Christophe Deshayes, Deputy CEO Susie McCabe, Centre Manager Peter Corr, Rt Hon Damian Green, CEO Julia Calabrese, Regional Development Director Claude Hargreave. (L to R) Credit: Dave Benett
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McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Ashford marks the official opening of its £90 million expansion

On November 7, 2019 McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Ashford officially launched its 100,000sq. ft. expansion with a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by Peter Corr, Centre Manager, joined by Rt Hon Damian Green. The expansion strengthens the centre’s position as the South of England’s go-to destination for fashion, food and homeware, with over 130 premium brands, restaurants, cafes and guest experiences.

Developed by Europe’s leading designer outlet group, McArthurGlen, the expansion is one of several major projects highlighted by Ashford Borough Council and Kent County Council as key employment and economic drivers in the development of the town.

McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Ashford has partnered with leading green infrastructure company, Biotecture to create Europe’s largest living wall installation featuring 120,000 plants. According to Biotecture, living walls have been proven to help uplift moods, reduce air pollution and aid biodiversity.

In celebration of the centre’s living wall creation, McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Ashford has partnered with Pixel Artworks to create The Garden of Light. The much-anticipated walkthrough installation has been designed to stimulate the senses and encourage guests to reflect on their connection with nature.

McArthurGlen operates five additional centres in the UK, including the first designer outlet in Europe – McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Cheshire Oaks near Manchester – which opened in 1995. The group is currently constructing aseventh centre in the UK, McArthurGlen Designer Outlet West Midlands, an exciting new retail and leisure destination near Birmingham, opening in 2020.

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