NFU Mutual, advised by asset manager Cube Real Estate, has agreed deals with bar operator The Botanist and leisure brand Mr Mulligan’s to take space at Worcester’s shopping and leisure centre, Cathedral Square.
The 200,000sq ft scheme has undergone a major transformation in recent years to respond to changing consumer demand and the latest lettings strengthen its position as Worcester’s leading hospitality and leisure hub.
Cathedral Square boasts an impressive retailer line up including H&M, Next, Hotel Chocolat and White Stuff. KLM Real Estate is working with the owner to ensure that the scheme continues to respond to the needs of the catchment, and further lettings will be announced shortly.
The Botanist was attracted to Cathedral Square as a leading retail and leisure destination that focuses on a unique experiential offer. That broad appeal has also helped secure a letting to leisure operator Mr Mulligan’s. The brand opened its latest 13,500sq ft venue last month, incorporating an adventure golf course, electro-darts, pool, ping pong, shuffleboard, bar and restaurant.
The new arrivals join a line-up of other high-profile F&B and leisure operators including Travelodge, Five Guys, Cosy Club and Miller & Carter.
Cube Real Estate’s asset manager, Ruari Laidlaw, said: “We are delighted to welcome The Botanist and Mr Mulligan’s to Cathedral Square. Alongside an impressive retail offer, the centre is now a real hub for leisure and F&B, supporting Worcester’s evening economy and meeting the entertainment needs of the local catchment.”
KLM Real Estate’s, James Williamson said: “The recent deals mean that there is now only one 3,500sq ft unit left available at first floor. It is attracting significant interest from operators keen to exploit Cathedral Square’s compelling draw”.