Bathrooms and outdoor clothing: two new retailers announced for Wokingham’s Peach Place

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Peach Place held a preview event on Saturday giving people a sneak peek at the new shopping destination Picture: Steve Smyth for The Wokingham Paper

TWO new names have been announced for Wokingham’s Peach Place development: an outdoor clothing company and a firm that designs luxury bathrooms.

Mountain Warehouse and Ripples will join Cook, the Leafy Elephant, Sit & Sip and Blue Orchid, all of whom are set to open their doors in the next few weeks.

And Eden Lounge will be opening its doors on its new salon on Wednesday. It has moved into the former Domino’s Pizza branch, from its old base in Peach Street.

And Wokingham Borough Council is delighted about its new tenants.

Bernie Pich, assistant director for commercial property, said: “I’m very pleased Ripples will be opening a brand new bespoke bathroom showroom at Peach Place, joining Beyond the Download and Cook on the Rose Street side of the development.

“Ripples is a fantastic company with showrooms already located in places such as Beaconsfield, Winchester and Bath. We think they will be a great fit for Wokingham and reflect the quality of business the town deserves to attract.  

“Mountain Warehouse will also be a great new store for the town and we expect them to be very popular with active local residents.” continued Mr  Pich.

“They have a real focus on excellently designed and great quality outdoor gear and put an emphasis on making sure their staff are well trained and knowledgeable so they can give straightforward advice as well as great customer service.”

Last Saturday, saw hundreds of people take a sneak preview of the new square as it was opened up for the day. 

Mr Pich added: “Feedback was very positive from people who came to have a look at the square. And with Eden Lounge and Cook set to open any day now, Sit & Sip and Blue Orchid shortly after and Leafy Elephant in mid-May there is real positivity about how the town centre is coming together and how great Peach Place will be when it opens later this month.  

“It’s been wonderful to see people really get behind the fantastic new businesses. There were crowds gathered waiting to get in to Beyond the Download when they opened up for Record Store Day on Saturday morning.   

“With completion of the new square imminent we can now move forward with finalising hand over dates for many of the tenants who have been lined up to take on units at Peach Place so keep an eye out for more announcements soon.”

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