Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet
|Location||Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, England|
|Opening date||March 1995|
|No. of stores and services||145|
|Total retail floor area||31,300 sq m|
|No. of floors||1|
Located off Junction 10 of the M53, it is the UK's largest outlet centre, with 145 stores and was the first designer outlet village in Europe. It is run by McArthurGlen and features a wide range of outlet stores run by large brands. As factory outlets the stores primarily offer goods from previous seasons at discounted rates of at least 30%. It is a large local employer of with its own JobCentre Plus and Retail Training Academy.
Some brands include, Bose, Levi's, Fila, Burberry, The North Face, Calvin Klein Jeans, Karen Millen, Polo Ralph Lauren, Molton Brown, East, Diesel, Tommy Hilfiger, Warehouse, Whittard of Chelsea, Nike Factory Store and GAP.
There is a leisure park, the Coliseum, located adjacent to the centre, which provides both further shopping possibilities and also has a bowling alley and a Vue Cinema, along with the Destiny & Elite night club. Places to dine across the two sites include Frankie & Benny's, Miller and Carter Grill, Nando's, Chiquito, Prezzo, Shere Khan, Harry Ramsden's, Singapore Sam, Spudulike, ChoZen Noodle, The Red House, TGI Friday's, and Pizza Express. There are two McDonald's, Burger King, Pizza Hut, Bella Italia and also a nearby KFC. In June/July 2012, a new 50's themed American Diner, Ed's Easy Diner opened up next to Claire's Accessories.
Other amenities have developed around the site since it opened, including the Blue Planet Aquarium, a David Lloyd Leisure club, Cheshire Oaks Business Park and Porsche, Honda, Hyundai and Audi car dealerships.
- "The rise of designer outlets in the age of austerity". The Telegraph. 9 April 2013. Retrieved 15 September 2013.
- "Two high schools set for closure". BBC. 18 June 2009. Retrieved 6 November 2009.
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