New lease of life for Harpur Centre

Published on 31 August 2016


The Harpur Centre is under new ownership following its acquisition last week. The new owners, who will be making a significant long term investment in the Centre’s future, are currently considering the improvements that can be made in order to maximise the site’s potential and position in the centre of Bedford.

Early ideas include improving the customer experience, not just through a reworking of the internal layout and modernisation of the entrances and seeking occupiers for the vacant units, but also bringing the Centre into the 21st century. One of the fist initiatives will be to bring Wi-Fi throughout the Harpur Centre which should be available very shortly.

James Burchell, on behalf of Tellon Capital, Asset Managers for the new owners said:

“We are really pleased to be involved in the overarching vision for this area of Bedford. Recognising the Harpur Centre’s position as a premier shopping offer within the town, we will be making a long term investment in its future. We are looking forward to working with our existing tenants, the local community and the centre management in realising the site’s full potential in what is already an exciting year for the centre, which opened its doors forty years ago.”

Samantha Laycock, Harpur Centre Manager, said:

“This is a great opportunity for the Harpur Centre to modernise and I am looking forward to working together with the new owners over the coming years.”

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