Developer Select Property Group has set up a new division to develop food & beverage offerings at its Vita student living and other residential schemes across the UK.
The group has appointed Danny Fox, formerly of Living Ventures, Individual Restaurant Company and Fox Restaurant as managing director of Select Property Restaurants.
This appointment will see Fox create and roll out food and drink concepts that will sit both internally and externally to Select developments, underpinning the service offering at the group’s properties, potentially covering bars, restaurants and coffee shops.
Fox and Select’s first new concept is School for Scandal, situated at the former site of The Laundrette on First Street, Manchester, which opened last week – a second site is to to open in Leeds in 2019.
Fox will also oversee Vita & Co coffee shop’s opening in Edinburgh in October 2018, which will then be rolled out to Manchester and Leeds in 2019, and has more than 20,000 sq ft of space to work with at Circle Square.
Mark Stott, Select chief executive, said: “It makes perfect sense for us to create exciting new F&B concepts in both our residential and student dwellings across the UK. This is the next phase in our business development plan and we’re delighted to have Danny onboard to develop new concepts to suit the rapid expansion plans we have in place.”
Fox added: “This is a great platform to be creative and different, we already have several new concepts planned for this year and look forward to seeing them open and thriving.”