BUCKINGHAM FINE ARTS TO OPEN GALLERY

Tunsgate Quarter Guildford, the aspirational retail, leisure and dining destination located just off Guildford’s historic High Street, is delighted to announce that leading art publisher, Buckingham Fine Arts will be opening its first ever art gallery at the centre on 12th April 2021.

Buckingham Fine Arts is a leading publisher and promoter for some of the country’s most talented artists.  The Tunsgate Quarter based gallery, SOHO FINE ART, will give customers the opportunity to browse original and limited edition artwork from a diverse range of collectable, contemporary painters, spanning Fine art, Classic and Contemporary.

Tunsgate Quarter Guildford is already home to top lifestyle brands including The White Company, Nespresso, OKA and Bobbi Brown.  Its covetable dining options, including The Ivy and latest addition GAIL’s Bakery, makes Tunsgate Quarter a popular destination for Guildford’s visitors and locals alike.   The SOHO FINE ART gallery will open in the central atrium of the beautiful art deco building, and will house a private viewing room as well as the curated gallery space at the front of the unit.  Social distancing will be maintained at Tunsgate Quarter upon re-opening in April, and the positioning of the gallery allows for an easy and spacious queuing system should the need arise.

Claire Suggitt, Centre Manager comments: “We are absolutely delighted to be announcing the opening of SOHO FINE ART as we plan our April re-opening.  The gallery will be a new and engaging addition to the centre and having this amazing mix of artwork on display really supports our aim of offering a truly aspirational and memorable retail experience in Guildford.”   Continued Suggitt: “Never has there been a year more challenging for retail, and the decision of Buckingham Fine Arts to open their new gallery gives us hope of a bright and more physically interactive future.”

Commenting on this exciting new venture, Jonathan Kearns CEO of Buckingham Fine Arts says: “We are thrilled to launch SOHO FINE ART in Tunsgate Quarter.  It offers unrivalled space and design with complementing retail and hospitality, and provides an excellent platform for our award-winning portfolio of talented contemporary painters.  We look forward to bringing great art, events and a post lockdown sense of artistic optimism to this superb centre!”

Owned by Merseyside Pension Fund and asset managed by CBRE, Tunsgate Quarter opened in 2018 and offers a desirable range of high-end retail brands plus diverse and popular dining options including The Ivy Brasserie, Vietnamese Pho and Cosy Club.  Boutique gym operator Fitness Space fulfils the centre’s leisure option, supporting Tunsgate Quarter as an all-day destination with its gym, studio and café.  The acquisition of SOHO FINE ART gallery was managed by lettings agent AS Retail.

Tunsgate Quarter forms the heart of a £30.3 million redevelopment of Guildford’s historic Tunsgate area, and borders the cobbled High Street and the 11th century castle, as well as the recently pedestrianised Tunsgate Street with its collection of independent retailers.