// Ashford Designer Outlet reveals its £90m expansion
// The area measures 100,000sq ft
// The centre now features over 130 premium brands, restaurants, and cafes
Ashford Designer Outlet has opened its £90 million extension to the public, boasting new retailers such as Coach, Sandro, Maje and Karl Lagerfeld.
The extension, measuring 100,000sq ft, makes the outlet centre one of south England’s largest outlets.
The centre now features over 130 premium brands, restaurants, cafes and guest experiences with new stores including Ugg, Joules, Dr. Martens, Dune, Gant, Under Armour, and Reiss.
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More new stores that have recently opened or coming soon to the development include Hugo Boss, Armani, Puma, Bedeck, Haribo, and Tempur, with Kate Spade, set to open before the end of the year.
Meanwhile, the centre has transformed for the festive season in the run-up to Christmas, with the opening of its elf workshop and Santa’s post room.
In addition, a Garden of Light installation has been designed to offer a multi-sensory walkthrough experience exploring nature’s four seasons.
“In celebration of the £90 million expansion, we wanted to offer visitors a brand-new experience,” McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Ashford centre manager Peter Corr said.
“With The Garden of Light guests can expect to journey into a virtual garden of discovery, exploring nature’s four seasons represented through the power of light. We are committed to elevating our guests shopping experience and we are thrilled to be partnering with Projection Artwork to deliver a unique multi-sensory installation to McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Ashford.”
The designer outlet has also added 725 new parking spaces and Europe’s largest Living Wall installation that vertically covers 25,000sq ft across the walls of the new entry promenade and various walkways.