Chicken chain Nando’s has signed for the former Pizza Hut unit at White City Retail Park, close to Old Trafford.
Nando’s has agreed a 20-year lease with park owner Derwent Group on the 3,461 sq ft unit, and expects to open in July 2019.
The arrival of Nando’s brings the park tenant line-up to 16, which includes M&S Food Hall, Sofology, Aldi, Costa, Home Bargains, Currys and Wren Kitchens, with Halfords also recently being added to the site.
James Maule-Ffinch, senior asset manager for Derwent Group, said: “Nando’s is a very popular brand and its addition helps to really strengthen the food and beverage offer at White City Retail Park.
“Occupying a prominent unit at the Chester Road entrance, we expect Nando’s to be an additional footfall generator for the park as a whole and we welcome them to our tenant portfolio.”
White City Retail Park totals 210,570 sq ft of retail space and 658 car parking spaces. The park underwent a £10m refurbishment in 2016 to create an additional 56,000 sq ft of units.
Joint agents for White City Retail Park are Cheetham & Mortimer and CSP.
Derwent is part of the Albert Gubay Charitable Foundation and operates across the retail, leisure, industrial and commercial sectors with a commercial property portfolio in excess of 2.8m sq ft. The group is also investing heavily at its Liverpool Shopping Park holding, announcing in October a further £30m expansion of the development.
Nando’s also has restaurants at the Lowry Outlet Mall, Trafford Centre and Chill Factore.