On the 12th of April, McArthurGlen, Europe’s leading owner, developer and manager of designer outlets, officially opened its new Phase IV extension of McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Roermond. The centre is already Northern Europe´s biggest and most successful designer outlet and the expansion has increased the centre in size by one-third, (adding 11,500m2), taking the centre’s total retail space to 46,700 m2.
McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Roermond has also increased the exciting range of designer and luxury brands, by introducing Karl Lagerfeld, Liebeskind Berlin, Peuterey, Sarah Pacini, La Perla Woolrich as well as Brax and Mammut to the brand-mix.
Henrik Madsen, Managing Director of Northern Europe at McArthurGlen, said: “We are proud to announce the opening of the new extension of Designer Outlet Roermond. This expansion is part of McArthurGlen’s growth plans in the region with our brand partners and investors. The centre expansion has created a stunning shopping experience for our guests from across the European region and is a major attraction for international travelers as well as creating 600 new jobs in the local community. The new shops will enhance the unique McArthurGlen experience: a high-quality brand-mix, interesting food offerings, engaging entertainment and, of course, great discounts all year round, all of which come together for a memorable and enjoyable day out.”
In addition, McArthurGlen is delighted to announce that the extension Designer Outlet Roermond gave the Group the opportunity to enhance the original part of centre and to completely refurbish the centre’s car park infrastructure. From the 6th of April, visitors to the centre can use more than 6,660 parking spaces, accessible by foot.
Located in the Netherland’s Limburg province, McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Roermond benefits from one of Europe’s most densely populated catchment areas. Attracting shoppers from both the Netherlands and Germany, it is also popular with tourists and welcomes almost 6 million visitors a year. The 70 million euros project underlines the Group’s carefully considered expansion plan. Since it opened in 2001, McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Roermond has developed into one of Europe’s leading designer outlets, featuring approximately 35,000m2 of luxury premium and lifestyle brands. With over 3.200 employees it is the most important employer in Midden-Limburg. In the Phase IV expansion of the centre, 600 new jobs were created through McArthurGlen’s brand partners.
The extension of McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Roermond marks an important boost on McArthurGlen’s European footprint. With 23 designer outlets in nine countries and 600,000 square meter retail space currently under management the group is the fastest growing designer outlet business in Europe. “Our development activities throughout the region have been motivated by the need to meet our consumer demands for larger centres offering a greater diversity of retailers, an array of leisure activities and a wider choice of food and drink offerings. In addition, we want to meet the expectation of our brand partner who seek for more opportunities to open shops in our centres” says Pieter Van Voorst Vader, Development Director at McArthurGlen.
McArthurGlen welcomed almost 90 million shoppers in 2016 to its designer outlets and is the fastest growing designer outlet business in Europe, a growth that is or will be supported by the centers in Ochtrup, Rosada and Remscheid.
In 2016, McArthurGlen acquired a majority stake in Designer Outlet Ochtrup in Germany. The centre, which is the only inner city outlet in the most populous state of North Rhine-Westphalia, quickly became one the most successful centre’s within the McArthurGlen portfolio.
As part of McArthurGlen’s overall growth strategy that also focuses on greenfield development and organic growth the Group has recently acquired the Rosada Fashion Outlet (the Group’s 24th centre). The purchase reinforces the organization’s acquisition strategy, following on from a joint venture with Ochtrup’s founders, in Germany last year.
In the second part of 2019, McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Remscheid which will be the only designer outlet in the local region. Under its current expansion plans, McArthurGlen is in the process of planning and developing further new designer outlets in Europe.