Property News - Allied to expand leisure offer at Brunswick after licence ruling

Allied London Properties has successfully renegotiated planning conditions at its Brunswick development in Bloomsbury, London, allowing it to extend the leisure and catering offer at the scheme.

Camden Council has always imposed an 8.30pm closing time on bars and restaurants, because the shopping centre was developed with flats on the upper floors.

However, Allied London has negotiated extended restaurant licensing hours from 7am until midnight.

The latest deal to be signed will see Nando's take a restaurant of 3,465 sq ft (320 sq m). There is also one unit of 4,425 sq ft (410 sq m) remaining for restaurant use facing the Renoir Cinema.

The Brunswick spans more than 590,000 sq ft (54,810 sq m) on a six acre (2.4 ha) site. It includes 40 retail units, 400 residential flats and 500 secure car parking spaces.

Allied London's£20 million development programme aims to retain the architectural integrity of the Grade II listed London landmark, while introducing retail and leisure attractions.

French Connection has already signed up for 3,250 sq ft (302sq m) of retail space, with 2,400 sq ft (225 sq m) for Oasis.

Superdrug has pre-let 3,855 sq ft (358 sq m), while Starbucks was the first new catering outlet to commit to the scheme.