Jewellery retailer Argento has increased Peterborough’s fashion credentials with the opening of a new store, and a larger Pandora space.

Following a strong performance from its existing Queensgate store, jewellery giant Pandora has taken an additional 2,700 sq ft store opposite Boots in East Square.

Pandora store owner, Peter Boyle, also decided to retain the existing store space and open the doors to an Argento store in the city.


Peter Boyle says: “We are opening an Argento in Peterborough this month. We have been trading a Pandora in Peterborough, so we have upgraded our Pandora store to an amazing new store as the old one was an awkward shape, and we are going to fill the existing space with Argento.”

Boyle currently operates 28 Pandora stores in the UK. This is more than any other franchise partner.

This news of a new Argento and Pandora store follows the recent announcement that work has commenced on an £8 million refurbishment programme at Queensgate, designed by architects Benoy.  The extensive changes include new lighting, doors, ceilings and internal finishes, to create a bright, more modern and contemporary look as well as increasing the scheme’s green credentials.  Due to be complete in November 2017, Queensgate’s transformation will secure its reputation as a leading regional retail destination.

In the last 12 months 11 new brands totaling in excess of 43,000 sq ft of space have been added to Queensgate including most recently MAC Cosmetics and Hotel Chocolat.  In addition, Westgate Arcade has been refurbished and significant investment has been made in improving Queensgate’s car parks.

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