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Steel frame up for designer retail and leisure centre

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nGuildford-1704Working on behalf of main contractor ISG, Gorge Fabrications has completed the steel frame for the Tunsgate Quarter project in Guildford, Surrey.

The majority of the existing Tunsgate shopping centre has been demolished, with the exception of the main façades and basement.

Approximately 280t of structural steelwork has been installed to form three new retail and restaurant levels within the retained structure.

Developer Queensberry’s vision is to create a thriving and stylish 7,500m² shopping and dining quarter in the heart of Guildford’s historic town centre.

Topping the main retail zone will be a new glazed roof designed to allow natural light into the centre of the mall. Also at rooftop level, the scheme includes 12 apartments.

The Tunsgate Quarter is scheduled to open in October.

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