The Guildhall Shopping Centre is located in the heart of the county town of Stafford, lying 26 miles north of Birmingham between Junctions 13 and 14 of the M6 thus providing excellent links to all parts of the country.
The Centre comprises a total of approximately 157,000 square ft (14,585 sq metres) of gross lettable retail area and incorporates Stafford’s Market Hall which has a gross lettable area of approximately 23,000sq ft (2,137 sq metres). Malls and common areas of the shopping centre measure approximately 9,687 sq ft (900 sq metres).
There are 3 parts to the Guildhall Shopping Centre: Phase 1, the shops at the front of the Guildhall nearest to the Market Square entrance, opened in November 1988. Phase 2, the car park and the Market Hall, opened in October 1989 and Phase 3, the main shopping mall, opened in November 1990. The Centre was officially opened by HRH The Princess Royal on 10th June 1991.
The multi-storey car park is made up of 5 levels providing 255 car parking spaces (including 6 disabled spaces and 8 parent and child spaces) and provides instant access to the shopping malls.
The Guildhall was originally developed and owned by the Standard Life Assurance Company and the architects for the scheme were Fitch Benoy. Standard Life sold the Guildhall Shopping Centre to Tops Estates in March 2000 and it was subsequently sold to Land Securities in December 2004, then to Glanmore Properties in September 2005. Finally it was sold to Edinburgh House in September 2014.
The first Managing Agents were CB Hillier Parker and this changed to Colliers CRE in March 2000. Donaldsons took over the scheme in April 2002 and DTZ became its Managing Agents on 1 January 2007. Edinburgh House purchased and took over the day to day management of the scheme in February 2016.