Tunsgate Quarter, a 7,432 sq m retail and leisure development being rebuilt and reconfigured in Guildford, will officially open on Thursday 15 March 2018. OKA, The White Company, Bobbi Brown, Loaf, Cath Kidston and lululemon will all open at launch, joining the existing T.M. Lewin on the High Street. The Ivy Castle View, with an alfresco dining terrace and view of Guildford Castle and the Surrey Hills, will soon follow in mid-spring. Nespresso will also open a boutique concept store in May, offering in-store coffee masterclasses and an interactive experience.
'We’re excited to announce the opening date of Tunsgate Quarter and look forward to welcoming customers to the scheme in just under six weeks. The centre has brought both new shopping and dining opportunities, as well as over 350 new jobs to Guildford. Combined with the brands’ own store fit-outs, over £30 million has been invested into Tunsgate Quarter to create an attractive and appealing shopping and dining experience,' says Stuart Harris, commercial director and co-founder at Queensberry.
Other brands are moving to larger flagships at the scheme with The White Company doubling the size of its store in Guildford to 464 sq m and Bobbi Brown will open its first standalone shop in the town.
Tunsgate Quarter has been designed to complement the independent retailers adjacent to the scheme. Through better configured circulation routes, customers will move more easily around the area to the benefit of other local stores and cafes.
The redesign has been developed by Lyons + Sleeman + Hoare architects. The agents are Bruce Gillingham Pollard and Cushman & Wakefield. ISG PLC is the contractor for the scheme.