Burritos and bubble tea for Guildford’s White Lion Walk

13th June 2023 | Michael Pearn

Fast food and drink giants Chipotle and Mooboo are to open restaurants in Guildford’s White Lion Walk Shopping Centre.

Chipotle, the American fast casual restaurant serving Mexican cuisine and Mooboo, the largest bubble tea operator in the UK, have both signed leases with landlord Redevco, on new 1,700 sq ft and 350 sq ft units respectively.

Redevco, which has injected £8m into the retail and leisure development, said that both companies aim to open the branches this summer and are currently fitting out their premises.

Claire Yeadon, asset manager, at Redevco said: “It’s exciting to see how quickly our multi-million pound investment is sparking fresh interest from businesses and retailers looking to uniquely position themselves in the heart of one of Surrey’s most dynamic and accessible destinations.”

She added: “We have a strong record of repositioning spaces with sub-optimal use into properties with a mix of functions. White Lion Walk demonstrates how this approach can transform properties into truly relevant and inspiring destinations that will ultimately create more vibrant and sustainable town centres.” 

Built in the 1980s, the Centre links Guildford High St to North St and comprises a ground floor promenade of retail and hospitality units beneath a covered walkway. 

The fast food outlets join White Lion House, a 15,000 sq ft office space on the first floor, which is also due for completion this summer.

Redevco has also completed lease renewals with Greggs and British Heart Foundation at the scheme. 


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