Miller & Carter steakhouse and All Bar One have announced they will be opening sites at Bell Court in Stratford-upon-Avon, early next year (2017).
Known for its perfect steaks, Miller & Carter has signed a 25 year deal for a 5,078 sq ft restaurant that will cater for up to 200 diners, with additional seating outside. The restaurant will have a prime position, located on the ground floor below the new Everyman cinema.
Offering stylish cocktails, an extensive wine range and an excellent menu, All Bar One will join Miller & Carter with a 4,007 sq ft restaurant that will open out onto the central courtyard at the development. Arranged over the ground and first floor, the bar will also have an outdoor dining area and will cater for approximately 110 people in total.
John Stacey, Asset Management Director at UK & European Investments, said: “I’m delighted to announce that both Miller & Carter and All Bar One will be joining the development and opening their first restaurants in Stratford-upon-Avon.
“Restaurants and bars such as these will ensure Bell Court is a thriving leisure destination that operates throughout the day and into the evening. When complete, Bell Court will be a desirable place; attractive to both visitors and residents looking for somewhere to enjoy their spare time.
“Construction of the new buildings at Bell Court is now nearing completion and refurbishment of the existing units is well underway; meaning we’re on track for the development to open to the public in spring 2017.”
When Bell Court opens, the site will have undergone a £30 million redevelopment, delivering over 70,000 sq ft of retail, restaurant and leisure space, including the Everyman cinema. Major enhancements will also be made to the public realm, including outdoor seating, soft landscaping, feature lighting and the introduction of public open space for events and outdoor entertainment.
UK & European Investments, the developer behind Bell Court, has already secured deals with Everyman Cinema and Byron restaurant and is currently in detailed conversations with other potential occupiers.
Edward Peel, Acquisitions Manager at Mitchells & Butlers, the company behind both Miller & Carter and All Bar One, said: “We’d been looking for an opportunity to open some of our most successful brands in Stratford-upon-Avon for a number of years and Bell Court presented the perfect opportunity for us to do this. The high quality landscaping and overall improvements to the buildings and public space, as well as the tenants already agreed, will complement the offering of both Miller & Carter and All Bar One perfectly.”
UK & European Investments, acting as investment manager, owns the lease to Bell Court; two thirds of which is owned by Stratford District Council and one third by Stratford Town Trust.
Time Retail Partners acted on behalf of UK & European Investments and Mitchells & Butlers Retail were advised by KWL Property Consultants Ltd.
People can watch the redevelopment of Bell Court via the time-lapse movie on the following link: http://ukandeuropean.reachtimelapse.co.uk/bellcourt/. Further information about the opportunities at Bell Court can be found at www.bellcourtstratford.com.