Tunsgate Quarter

Guildford

“Trapped in time this 1960s retail space needed total transformation. We listened to articulate stakeholders while keeping our client’s interests at heart. A sensitive approach was needed due to the proximity of Guildford Castle. We used the existing structure, adding to it, to curate a stylish space flooded with natural light. The icing on the cake: 14 refurbished rooftop dwellings”.

OVERVIEW

  • Client: Merseyside Pension Fund
  • Role: Development manager
  • Uses: Retail, restaurants and residential
  • Architects: TConcept, Lyons + Sleeman + Hoare
  • Size: 80,0000 sq ft
  • Status: Operating asset (opened 2018)

OUR ROLE

  • Design concept and feasibility analysis
  • Construction procurement and delivery
  • Cost management
  • Long lease regear with Guildford Borough Council
  • Surrendering of existing leases
  • Leasing coordination and curation of tenant mix
  • Branding, marketing and PR
  • Property management set up
  • Retail delivery

PROJECT IMPACT

BREEM

very good rating

£28m

investment

800

jobs created

850k

Guildford Council street scape investment