Retail Development

STA Travel’s First at Drake Circus

STA Travel opened its first store in Plymouth this week, the first shopping centre location for the specialist youth and adventure travel company. The move into Drake Circus Shopping Centre in Plymouth is an important milestone for the company as it broadens its reach in the UK beyond its traditional student roots. Jackie Knell, STA [...]

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It’s Gold for the Guildhall!

Just one year after achieving Investors in People Silver Status, the Guildhall Shopping Centre in Exeter has become one of an elite group of businesses in the top two per cent of UK companies to earn the prestigious IIP Gold Award. It is one of just a handful of UK shopping centres to achieve the [...]

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Guildhall Shopping Centre Confirms Popularity

Market research carried out by the Guildhall Shopping Centre in Exeter has shown a significant upswing in its performance, with more shoppers visiting more frequently, from further afield, for longer periods and spending more. The research took place in January, when 500 people were canvassed across the city centre. The results are published today (28th [...]

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Guildhall Launches “The People’s Gorilla”

 The Guildhall Shopping Centre is to take part in the Great Gorillas Project with a ‘the People’s Gorilla’ called Ubuntu, which is South African for a friendly and open person – and schools and groups in and around the city are invited to contribute to the final design. The centre is sponsoring the project [...]

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Student Night Returns to Drake Circus

The popular Student Night returns to Drake Circus on Tuesday 12th February, with great offers and activities. Many stores and cafes in the centre are running special promotions for the event, which takes place between 6.00pm and 8.00pm.  Activities include a DJ and a free fun photo booth located near Pandora. As the event takes [...]

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Magical Christmas at the Guildhall with Plymouth University

Christmas shoppers at the Guildhall Shopping Centre in Exeter will be encouraged to take part in free of charge activities to test their fitness, meet a famous robot football team and find out about some of the opportunities available at Plymouth University. The University will be in three prominent locations in Exeter’s Guildhall Shopping Centre [...]

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Giving Tree Aids Hospital Kids’ Charity

Drake Circus has chosen the Children’s Happy Hospital Fund at Derriford Hospital as its Christmas charity this year. The Children’s Happy Hospital Fund is a local charity that provides support to children in hospital and their families. The charity is based at Derriford Hospital and it uses donations to buy equipment such as iPads for [...]

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Traditional Toy Retailer for Drake Circus

Traditional toys and games are coming to Drake Circus, thanks to the news that Toyday is opening a store in the shopping centre.  Toyday is a Devon-based business that currently has two shops in Devon and Cornwall. It specialises in traditional toys and games, including puzzles, wooden toys, jokes and magic, and toys for babies, [...]

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Christmas Line-Up Announced at Guildhall

 There will be a month of fun festive activities in the run-up to Christmas at the Guildhall Shopping Centre in Exeter this year, with something for all age groups – and the line-up is launched today (1st November).   The fun starts on 22nd November with an afternoon and evening of entertainment for the [...]

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Sailing Charity Seeks 10th School

Horizons, a Devonport-based charity that improves the lives of disadvantaged and disabled youngsters by introducing them to sailing activities, celebrates its 21st anniversary this year with news that it has received support of £13,000 a year for three years from Drake Circus, and that it is to run a competition to find the 10th school [...]

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