Strategically situated on Junction 36 of the M4 motorway between Cardiff, Swansea and a large proportion of Wales' population in the South Walesconurbation it consists of around ninety different stores which offer discounts off brand and designer labels. An array of goods are available including clothes, toys, books and electrical products. McArthur Glen operates a number of other similar outlet complexes in the United Kingdom and western Europe.
The Designer Outlet is located near to the villages of Sarn, Litchard and Pen-y-fai and the town of Bridgend. Within the same development is a Sainsbury's supermarket, a Harvester restaurant, a Premier Inn hotel and a KFC restaurant which was formerly located in the foodcourt until 2012.
It is also served by a number of bus routes to destinations both north and south of the village to and from the town of Bridgend and the Llynfi, Garw and Ogmore Valleys. It also contains a bus stop which is served by National Express and TrawsCambria coaches in between Swansea and Cardiff.