Coming soon: An 85-store retail outlet at London’s O2

BEN STEVENS | July 17, 2018

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A new 210,00sq ft “urban outlet” centre is will soon open at London’s iconic O2 complex, bringing retail to the leisure destination for the first time. Crosstree Real Estate Partners and AEG have announced their plans for the development, dubbed the Icon Outlet, which will include 85 stores. More than three quarters of the site is already let or under offer and major retailers including Hackett, Ted Baker, Guess, Calvin Klein, Jack Wills, Kurt Geiger, Aspinal of London, Levi’s, and Clarks have already signed up. Due to open in October, the Icon outlet will bring retail to the O2 for the first time since its was redeveloped from the Millennium Dome to an entertainment complex in 2007. It will also be one of the few outlet centres located towards the centre of London, as they are traditionally situated in out-of-town retail parks. The O2 is situated 15 minutes from central London and already attracts nine million visitors per year.

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