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Three New Retailers Sign Up For ‘The Tunsgate Quarter’

Published on: 29 Mar, 2017
Updated on: 30 Mar, 2017

Lifestyle store The White Company, cosmetics brand Bobbi Brown and furniture company Loaf are the latest retailers to have signed up to open new stores at the Tunsgate Quarter development in Guildford.

The new signings will join a restaurant from “The Ivy Collection” and luxury home furnishings business OKA, which will anchor the 80,000 sq ft scheme.

The White Company will be doubling the size of its store in the town, relocating from its current location at 13 Swan Lane to a 5,000 sq ft space on the ground floor on a 10-year lease.

Loaf will be opening its first store outside of London, taking a 5,800 sq ft shop on a ten-year lease, while Bobbi Brown has taken 650 sq ft to open its first standalone shop in Guildford.

Charlie Marshall, founder of Loaf, said, “We have long been keen to open a store in Guildford. The town has an affluent catchment which will be attracted to Loaf’s high-quality products. Tunsgate Quarter provides us with the perfect location, and we’re looking forward to bringing something new to the people of Guildford, when Tunsgate Quarter opens in October this year.”

Chris Daly, senior leasing manager at Queensberry, said: “Following the signing of The Ivy and OKA, these three additional brands further demonstrate the quality of the line-up we’re creating for Tunsgate Quarter. We have agreed terms with a number of other premium operators that will be announced shortly.”

Once complete, Tunsgate Quarter will consist of 26 units in total – 18 retail stores and eight restaurants – and will connect the high street with Castle Street. The scheme is due to open in October 2017.

See also: Tunsgate Quarter – High End Shopping Development Aiming to Enhance High Street Offering


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Responses to Three New Retailers Sign Up For ‘The Tunsgate Quarter’

  1. Gina Redpath Reply

    March 29, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    With a Quarter (Trinity Quarter) in Woodbridge Meadows and another in the High Street (Tunsgate Quarter) – not to mention the various “Hubs” that spring up does the maths add up?

  2. Sara Tokunaga Reply

    March 30, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    Nice to see that the affluent people of Guildford are being so well catered for. A pity that those of us who do not have such deep pockets are being priced out of our town.

  3. George Potter Reply

    March 30, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    Sara Tokunaga has taken the words right out of my mouth. The quite-a-bit-faster-than-creeping gentrification of Guildford is making it harder and harder for people on low and average incomes to afford to live here.

  4. Chris Ogle Reply

    March 30, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    The independent retailers are also being priced out of town. How many independents are going into the new Tunsgate?

  5. Jeff Bott Reply

    March 31, 2017 at 9:16 am

    In response to Sara Tokunaga and George Potter – the main reason people wish to live and work in Guildford is to aspire to the high quality of life that is offered by a well managed high street and amenities.

    This does not come for free and is paid for by those with more disposable income. However this does make for a very pleasing environment for everybody passing through, using town squares and green spaces. Perhaps Aldershot would be more to their tastes?

  6. Kevin Allen Reply

    May 1, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    In response to Jeff Bott, he epitomises, through his views, the reason why local towns are dying on their feet.

    The main reason people live and work in Guildford is just that – to live and work.

    Perhaps we could stuff the High Street with some more “lifestyle” destinations, I’m sure that would appeal to him.

    He should aspire to a Cotswolds town, where elderly care and medical services are failing due to a lack of affordable local “environments” for those such as those from Aldershot.

    I can certainly afford to live in the Guildford area, and enjoy the various amenities, but, thank goodness, Jeff Bott is not representative of the local populace.

    I’m sure I would enjoy Aldershot too.

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