Royal Victoria Place

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Royal Victoria Place
Entrance to The Royal Victoria Place, Tunbridge Wells - geograph.org.uk - 1365764.jpg
Entrance to Royal Victoria Place from Calverley Road
Location Tunbridge Wells
Opening date 21 October 1992
Developer MEPC Developments
Owner Hermes Real Estate
No. of stores and services 101 [1]
No. of anchor tenants 7
Total retail floor area 1,000,000 sq ft (93,000 m2) gross floor area including over 300,000 sq ft (28,000 m2) covered retail[2]
No. of floors 8 (parking), 3 (retail)
Parking 1,200 spaces[2]
Website royalvictoriaplace.com

Royal Victoria Place (RVP) is a mostly covered shopping centre located in the town of Tunbridge Wells, Kent. The centre features a 3 floor Fenwick's department store, a 2 floor Marks and Spencer, a 2 floor Bhs, a 2 floor Boots and around 110 other stores,[3] as well as a community centre (the Camden Centre) managed by Tunbridge Wells Borough Council.

The centre was opened by Diana, Princess of Wales on 21 October 1992 after 36 months of construction.[4][5]

The site is bounded by Goods Station Road, Camden Road, Calverley Road and Grosvenor Road. Some of the shops in RVP have two entrances - one to the internal mall and one onto Camden Road (such as Next) or Calverley Road (such as Marks & Spencer and Topshop). The bus stops on Mount Pleasant Road are close to RVP.

A small part of the centre lies above the railway line between Tunbridge Wells and High Brooms stations.

Ownership[edit]

The centre was previously owned by Westfield Group, who sold the centre to Hermes Real Estate in 2012.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Westfield
  2. ^ a b "Royal Victoria Shopping Centre, Tunbridge Wells". Samuely.co.uk. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  3. ^ BBC South East. "Shopping Guide - Victoria Place". Archived from the original on 8 June 2007. Retrieved 4 September 2007. 
  4. ^ www.travelbritain.com. "Royal Tunbridge Wells And Pantiles". Retrieved 4 September 2007. 
  5. ^ Westfield Group. "Memories of Princess Diana". Retrieved 4 September 2007. 
  6. ^ "Tunbridge Wells’ Royal Victoria Place shopping centre sold in £159m deal - News - Kent News - Mobile". Kent News. 15 February 2012. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 

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Coordinates: 51°8′4″N 0°15′56″E / 51.13444°N 0.26556°E / 51.13444; 0.26556