Hammerson and Morley, the joint owners of the Queensgate shopping centre in Peterborough have signed up three new retailers.

Paperchase, Style Accessories and The Oculist have signed up at the 870,000 sq ft two-level Queensgate shopping centre in Peterborough

Paperchase has signed 2,390 sq ft store on the West Mall on Queensgate’s upper level opposite John Lewis.

Indies pick Peterborough

The Oculist, a concept offering an optician service, consultant rooms and a range of designer glasses, has signed a 1,097 sq ft store in the independent retailer focused Westgate Arcade.

Style Accessories, the designer handbag, jewellery and accessories retailer, joins The Oculist and has signed up for 300 sq ft store in the Victorian arcade.

Sheila King, director of UK retail leasing, Hammerson, said: ‘Together with our plans for North Westgate, Queensgate is set to become one of the largest city centre shopping and leisure destinations in the region. Our new brand identity for the centre reflects the fresh modern appeal of the retail and catering formats now being represented and the centre’s recent refurbishment is the first stage of a major transformation planned for this part of Peterborough.’

Joint letting agents for the Queensgate Centre are DTZ and Lunson Mitchenall.

Big plans for Peterborough

Hammerson plans a 732,000 sq ft mixed use scheme adjacent to the existing Queensgate centre. When completed, the development will form a single 1.6m sq ft destination and will add 50 shop units and five large flagship store units covered by a ‘sky-plane’ glass roof to link a new square to the existing Queensgate Centre.