Hammerson has signed restaurant brands Prezzo and Frankie & Benny’s for its 65,000 sq ft redevelopment of Manor Walks shopping centre in Cramlington, which opens later this summer.
The arrival of a 3,500 sq ft Prezzo at Manor Walks will see the national chain open its first restaurant in the North East of England and the new 4,000 sq ft Frankie & Benny’s, which includes al fresco dining, will be a first for Northumberland.
The redevelopment of Manor Walks will create a new leisure offer for the scheme which includes a multiplex cinema, a range of family restaurants, improvements to the existing South Mall and increased car parking facilities.
The announcement of the new restaurant signings coincides with Vue Cinema taking possession of its 28,000 sq ft multiplex cinema. Vue will now undertake the specialist fitting and installation of the nine screen cinema featuring Sony 4k projection, 3D technology, VIP seating and super-sized screens.
James Rowbotham, development manager for Hammerson, said: “Frankie & Benny’s and Prezzo are both popular brands, which in addition to the upcoming launch of Vue Cinema and the existing retail offer allows Manor Walks to attract shoppers from a wider catchment.”
Bruce Gillingham Pollard, Perkins Fox and Morgan Williams acted on behalf of Hammerson for the two restaurant lettings. Restaurant Property represented Prezzo and Reis Short acted for Frankie & Benny’s.
Shopping-Centre.co.uk – 8th May 2013 – [read article]