Update: MediaCityUK has confirmed that Prezzo will open at MediaCity on December 22nd, 2011
Food chain Prezzo have signed a deal with Peel to open a new restaurant at MediaCityUK; their first restaurant in Greater Manchester.
Prezzo have a total of 165 restaurants across the UK and will be located on the ground floor of Orange Tower – overlooking the landscaped gardens and piazza.
Stephen Wild, Managing Director of MediaCityUK, said: “Prezzo is a fast-growing high street food brand known for delivering a wide range of fresh contemporary dishes at competitive prices”.
Martin Bloom of Insight Retail commented, “This acquisition for Prezzo clearly demonstrates that restaurants are still the main drivers of growth within the hospitality sector. Opening an outlet at MediaCityUK and in the Greater Manchester area is particularly significant as it provides Prezzo with a highly competitive pitch and a strong footing in such a key city. IRC is currently working with Prezzo to secure further catering opportunities in the North West region“.
The Orange Tower (where Prezzo will be based), will also house a new campus for the University of Salford and office accommodation for ITV.
Other retailers confirmed to take space at Media City include Costa Coffee, WHSmith and Booths.
Prezzo at MediaCityUK will open in early 2012.