Queensberry adds to Guildford mix

Penhaligons signs at Tunsgate Quarter, Guildford

British perfume house, Penhaligon’s, has signed to open at Guildford’s new retail and dining development, Tunsgate Quarter. This will be the retailer’s first standalone store in Surrey.

The perfumery, established in 1870, will open a 527-sq ft store at the 80,000 sq ft scheme in the heart of Guildford town centre. Developed by Queensberry and asset managed by CBRE, Tunsgate Quarter is 80 per cent let or in solicitors’ hands to retail and dining brands including The Ivy Castle View, OKA, The White Company, lululemon, Loaf, Cath Kidston, Bobbi Brown, Nespresso, David Clulow, Seasalt, Fitness Space, Cosy Club and Pho.

Stuart Harris, commercial director and co-founder at Queensberry, said: “As a prestigious heritage brand, Penhaligon’s is a good fit for Tunsgate Quarter with the centre’s own heritage woven into its design and our vision for the scheme. The retailer will complement our mix of premium lifestyle brands and will create another reason for shoppers to visit.”.

The scheme offers an expanded retail and leisure hub for Guildford. It has created an improved thoroughfare, positioning the centre as an extension to the High Street and linking it with both Castle Street and the independent and lifestyle retailers of the adjacent Tunsgate, such as Rigby & Peller, Farrow & Ball, Kalm Kitchen Café and Ikon.

Joint leasing agents are Bruce Gillingham Pollard and Cushman & Wakefield.

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