Pizza company take up first office space.
Domino’s join other food and retail outlets at an Essex shopping centre.
The lease is the company’s first office space lease and they have chosen to open a 1,800 sq. ft. food court unit in the British Land shopping mall in Essex.
The international pizza company will join the likes of other household names such as Nando’s and Taco Bell, along with a mix of well-known UK retailers like Debenhams, Primark, Next, Topman and Topshop within the 750,000 sq. ft. of space.
Head of Acquisitions for Domino’s, Colin Jarrold said: “We chose Eastgate to test the new concept ahead of a number of other shopping centres because its local dominance and strong trading profile perfectly matched our criteria.”
The company are also said to be using the office space in the shopping centre as a base for their deliveries, which is said to attract around 1.2m visitors a month and has over 2000 car-parking bays available.
Asset Manager for British Land, Steve Hadfield said: “British Land is pleased to welcome Domino’s as the final part of revolutionising the catering offer at Eastgate.”
British Land is one of Europe’s biggest Real Estate Investment Trusts who effectively manage a number of building types and have total owned or managed assets of £15.6 billion. During negotiations, British Land were represented by Angermann Goddard & Loyd and Jones Lang LaSalle.
Domino’s have become a leading player in the pizza-delivery market since the opening of their first store in Luton in 1985. There are said to be around 553 stores in England alone. DMR Property represented Domino’s concerning their office space take-up.