SREF upgrades Cardiff catering

Hubbox opens first Welsh restaurant at Mermaid Quay

Schroder UK Real Estate Fund has signed a deal to bring Hubbox to Mermaid Quay, the 150,000 sq ft mixed-use destination on the waterfront in Cardiff Bay, as the fund continues its multi-million pound strategic repositioning of the scheme.

Hubbox is a small, independent chain with seven outlets across South West England, and this letting marks its first restaurant in Wales. The restaurant has taken a 3,000-sq ft unit, with 500 sq ft of outside seating, located next door to Cosy Club, which opens its doors this month. Everyman will open an 11,500-sq ft, five-screen boutique cinema at Mermaid Quay later this year, its first in Wales.

The Hubbox and Cosy Club units are located within the planned redevelopment and extension of four units, which have been created alongside a new, high profile corner unit of 1,500 sq ft, with 1,000 sq ft of outside seating, which is currently being marketed by letting agents Savills and Smith Price RRG.

Harry Pickering, SREF’s head of UK retail, said: “Hubbox is sure to prove a popular draw at Mermaid Quay. It joins a growing line-up of popular brands making the unrivalled bay-side location their home, and is testament to SREF’s repositioning of the scheme and the confidence by tenants in our vision.”

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