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McArthurGlen Designer Outlet

Retail Development: McArthurGlen Designer Outlet
Products used: Full Arch Lintels
Architect: Holder Mathias Architects
Contractor: Phoenix Brickwork via Bowmer & Kirkland


The £160.0 million McArthurGlen Cannock development is a joint venture with Aviva Investors, The Richardson Family and U+I with the vision of becoming one of the UK’s top designer outlets. Holder Mathias Architects contemporary design applied to traditional architectural forms required IG’s bespoke full arch lintels for high quality shopfronts and feature buildings.


For the first phase of 80 retail units, Phoenix Brickwork required IG’s bespoke arch lintels accommodating a range of opening spans between 910mm to 6000mm for ground and first floor shopfront door and window openings.


IG’s technical team worked closely with Phoenix Brickwork and developed a one-piece lintel design solution taking into consideration loading conditions for each application.

All special lintels were delivered to site as part of the project build schedule and helped to achieve the desired façade complementing both the fascia and canopy design. The welcoming shop fronts are sympathetic to building and have helped contribute to an attractive retail and leisure development.

The 30,000m2 of retail space built over two phases will eventually consist of 125 retail units, generate 1,200+ additional jobs and create a new retail destination for the region with the aim to attract over 39 million tourists a year.