TUNSGATE QUARTER GUILDFORD BRINGS TWO NEW NAMES TO SURREY FOR THE FIRST TIME

  • Cosy Club and Seasalt both signed to open in Surrey for the first time
  • Terms now agreed on 85% of the 80,000 sq ft retail and leisure development
  • Tunsgate Quarter, Guildford’s high-quality retail and leisure development, is now open

Queensberry has signed Cosy Club and Seasalt, both new to Surrey, for Tunsgate Quarter, its new 80,000 sq ft retail and leisure development in the heart of Guildford town centre. As a result of these new announcements, terms have now been agreed on 85% of the space, just six days after launch.

Cosy Club, the quirky and eccentric casual dining operator, has signed to open a 7,935 sq ft restaurant. The operator will provide an all-day offer, serving everything from a lazy breakfast to brunch and tapas to evening cocktails. It will also benefit from a private dining room, ideal for private parties and events. Cosy Club is famed for its eclectic, vintage interior style based on the features and history of the buildings, towns and cities in which it’s located. At Tunsgate Quarter, the operator will benefit from the addition of a new feature balcony, overlooking Guildford’s sett-lined High Street and the famous Clock Tower.

Amber Wood, Managing Director at Cosy Club, said: “We’re delighted to have signed at Tunsgate Quarter and can’t wait for the restaurant to open in June. Queensberry’s vision has really come to life now the centre is open and visitors can experience the fantastic space that has been created. Cosy Club will really add something new to the centre, complementing the F&B offer due to open over the coming weeks and months.”

Seasalt, the family-run, Cornwall-based clothing, homeware and accessories retailer, has signed up for a 1,370 sq ft unit at Tunsgate Quarter. The retailer will boost the centre’s line-up of premium lifestyle brands, joining OKA and Loaf, also new to Guildford and The White Company, which has doubled in size and moved to Tunsgate Quarter from its existing Guildford location.

Neil Chadwick, co-founder of Seasalt, said: “We’re thrilled to be able to bring Seasalt to Guildford as we continue to expand our business. Tunsgate Quarter was too good an opportunity to ignore, as the centre offers a great mix of lifestyle brands and it’s set in a brilliant location. Guildford has great charisma and such a great catchment, so the destination was the obvious choice. We’re looking forward to welcoming everyone to our new shop.”

Tunsgate Quarter opened to the public last week following a comprehensive 18-month refurbishment programme to remodel and extend the centre. The refurbishment includes the creation of two new levels to the rear of the scheme and has created a thoroughfare between the High Street and its surrounding roads.

Chris Daly, Senior Leasing Manager at Queensberry, said: “The opening event at Tunsgate Quarter last week was enormously successful with hugely positive feedback from both retailers and visitors to the centre across its first few days. We’re thrilled to announce two new names just a few days after launch. The addition of Cosy Club will create a really diverse F&B offer at the centre, bringing something new to Tunsgate Quarter, whilst Seasalt will boost the exciting line-up of premium lifestyle brands.”

The stylish retail and leisure destination is home to a number of premium lifestyle brands including OKA, The White Company, Loaf, Bobbi Brown, lululemon and Cath Kidston. The Ivy Castle View, with an al-fresco dining terrace overlooking Guildford Castle and its gardens, is due to open on 4th April. Later in the spring, Nespresso, Pho and now Cosy Club and Seasalt will also join the line-up.

 

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