The Crown Estate has announced five more outlets for its recently opened Â£ 168million Fosse Park shopping center extension.
The owners of the business park, near junction 21 of the M1 near Leicester, said the new tenants would open in the refurbished Food Central area in the coming weeks, and include four independents based in Leicestershire.
They are Chaiiwala, Indian supplier of street food; the Korean-inspired floor kitchen; Boo, a family partnership that combines modern American-style burgers with British ingredients; ISHA Patisserie, offering breakfast, lunch and drinks; and the national Thai restaurant chain Thai Express. This means that 10 or 13 spaces in the food court now have tenants.
Michael Bell, Senior Asset Manager of Crown Estate, said: âFosse Park has been a popular destination in the Leicester area for the past 30 years.
âOur ambition is for the new extension to support this legacy by welcoming new and exciting companies based in Leicestershire and showcasing local talent.
âThese new names will be a fantastic addition and provide great diversity and choice for visitors, alongside some of the country’s best-known food and restaurant brands.
âIt was great to see shoppers and visitors safely returning to Fosse Park over the past month to explore our new spaces. In the coming weeks, we hope to be able to announce even more brands at Fosse Park West and Food Central. “
The five points of sale will now begin to fit out their units, with a view to opening in summer.
The newly opened extension is on the site of the former Everards Brewery, next to the original Fosse Park.
It added 140,000 square feet of new retail and restaurant space – an overall site increase of 40 percent.
A new Everards brewery is days away from opening its new home across the road.
Brands already signed to the Fosse Park extension include EE, Greggs, KFC, The Perfume Shop, Frasers Group, Next, TK Maxx and H&M.
Many new units have not yet been opened and work is underway in a number of them.
The Crown Estate – which owns some of London’s premier commercial and commercial properties – owns 50 percent of Fosse Park through the Wexford Retail Partnership.
He also manages the seabed and half of the foreshore around England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and is the custodian of the Windsor Estate, including Windsor Great Park.
It was established by an Act of Parliament and generates profits for the treasury to benefit the nation’s finances, including Â£ 2.9 billion over the past 10 years.