The Florist is the latest restaurant to take space in the forthcoming Chester Northgate development, building on the success of its existing sites in Liverpool, Bristol and Watford.
The Florist is part of ‘The New World Trading Company’, an award-winning operator with a portfolio of 29 restaurants including The Botanist, The Club House and The Oast House brands. Inspired by floristry, this new venue will deliver a unique and sensory experience to guests from day through to evening, Featuring an abundance of flowers, vibrant food, fragrant cocktails and live music.
The Florist will join Tapas Revolution, Cosy Club and Picturehouse Cinema already announced as key lettings in the city centre development, and will occupy an 8,600 sq. ft. space over two floors in the arcade element of the scheme fronting Northgate Street and the new public square at the heart of the Northgate development.
Due to open in spring 2022, construction of the long-awaited Northgate cultural and leisure development commenced in July which will also include a new indoor market for Chester and a multi-storey car park and public square adjacent to the Storyhouse cultural centre that opened in 2017.
Leader of Cheshire West and Chester Council, Louise Gittins said: “We are delighted to welcome The Florist into the Northgate scheme. This vote of confidence in our vision for Northgate is especially pleasing in view of the ongoing challenges now facing the hospitality sector.
“We look forward to rewarding their confidence as we work hard to deliver a truly transformational scheme and the biggest development in Chester in decades.”
Tim McCormac, Property Director at The New World Trading Company, commented: “We have been watching the plans for the redevelopment of Chester Northgate for some time and we believe that this is the ideal opportunity for us to grow our business in such a vibrant and unique destination.
“The Northgate scheme with its distinctive historic and cultural heritage aligns perfectly with our wider brand vision making it the ideal next home for us. We can’t wait to be a part of Chester’s exciting future.”
Councillor Stuart Parker, Conservative Group Member of the Northgate Members Working Group, said: “I welcome this excellent news both for the Northgate development and Chester as a whole. This is a real boost to the city and signs of much better times to come.”
In securing The Florist letting, the council was advised by its retained Leasing Agents JLL and Leasing Managers RivingtonHark. For more details on the Northgate development see: www.chesternorthgate.com
For more details of the New World Trading Company see: www.nwtc.uk.com and www.theflorist.uk.com