Ashford Designer Outlet
Situated just minutes from Ashford town centre, McArthurGlen Designer Outlet is in the words of Centre Manager, Peter Corr, a ‘theatre of shopping.’
Home to over 80 international brands at up to 60% less, this retail business is aiming high; not only delight the local community with world-class designer goods, but also visitors from London, Europe and beyond.
Recognising that the outlet is only 38 minutes from central London and with competitive off peak rail prices the centre has geared up to actively market itself to the capital.
With phase 2 expansion starting this year, 2019 will see the outlet grow to 285,000 square feet with 38 more shops, 725 more parking spaces and a shuttle bus from the town and International station.
“Ashford is a fabulous location- only 15 miles from the coast, all of the international links to central Europe and of course, only 38 minutes from London. It couldn’t have been a better location for us” says Peter.
As well as being an ambitious Ashford business, innovation is clearly in the McArthurGlen DNA.
According to Peter Corr:
“We are looking to do something exceptional for Ashford and Kent and to continue to attract London, European and international audiences.”
Working closely with the John Wallis Academy in the town, Peter and his team are helping to develop BTEC level 2 retail students, who will be ready to work full-time at the outlet once they have qualified.
With a vision to be Europe’s finest designer outlet, Ashford creates the opportunity to grow the brand of McArthurGlen in the South East.