Published: 11:00, 17 October 2018
| Updated: 11:38, 17 October 2018
Work to remove the tented structure at the Ashford Designer Outlet is well underway.
The rear section of the tent above the food court will be permanently removed to make way for the 100,000 sq ft extension.
This is the first time the canopy has been taken down since the centre was built 18 years ago.
The Designer Outlet extension is set to add a further 50 units to the centre, with the new flagship shop in the extension being the only unit to be two storeys high.
It is expected to open in the autumn next year.
A 735 space car park, next to the Asda Supermarket has now opened to the public.
The Newton Roadworks are set to be completed by the end of November.
Centre Manager, Peter Corr says that the work is progressing according to schedule.
He said: "The works to improve the local roads and pedestrian walkways surrounding the centre are progressing in line with the construction schedule set out by our partners, McLaren and Walkers Construction, and are due to complete in late November 2018 as planned.
"Once complete, the improvements will make it easier and safer for people to move between Ashford International station, Ashford Town Centre and Ashford Designer Outlet."
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