New restaurant chain confirmed at Regent Circus site

This Is Wiltshire: The redevelopment work continues at Regent Circus The redevelopment work continues at Regent Circus

THE new £50m Regent Circus leisure destination has added more spice to its menu of restaurants after securing another well known chain.

Development company Ashfield Land has revealed that Jimmy’s Restaurants, operators of World Kitchen and Pan Asian Kitchen, will join Nando’s, Prezzo, Ask and Coal Grill & Bar in confirming they will be opening at the development when it is completed next autumn.

The Pan Asian Kitchen will offer Swindon diners more than 100 different dishes of Indian, Italian, Mexican and Chinese cuisine.

The company has signed a 25-year lease and will be combining two units to create a restaurant totaling more than 7,000 sq ft, Ashfield Land managing director Andrew Fisher announced.

Only two of the eight restaurant units now remain available and the company is in advanced negotiations on one of those, he said.

“We are delighted to add Jimmy’s Pan Asian Kitchen and Bar to the increasingly impressive menu at Regent Circus,” said Andrew.

“It is the latest restaurant chain to recognise that the new retail and leisure destination offers a first class business opportunity.

“Interest in the units at the development has accelerated since we started construction work in the summer and it highlights the pent up demand and the strength of the development which is anchored by Cineworld. It is very satisfying to see the jigsaw almost complete and the transformation of this part of Swindon town centre making very positive progress.”

Jimmy’s Restaurants property director Jeremy Smith said: “Regent Circus has all the right ingredients for a fantastic leisure destination and we are very excited at the prospect of introducing our unique blend of food and fun to the people of Swindon.”

The retail and leisure destination will include a Cineworld six-screen all digital multiplex cinema, a Morrisons superstore and a 450-space car park. Ashfield Land acquired the freehold in 2006 which facilitated Swindon College’s relocation to a new £17m campus.

James Digby, a director at Ashfield Land said that everything is on track with the development.

He added: “As it stands everything is going to plan.

“The roof of the supermarket section is nearly on and we have started work on the second part which will house the cinema and restaurants.

“You can now see the outline of the cinema in the frame.

“We are on schedule to be able to hand everything over at Easter to be fitted out ready to open in October.

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6:24pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Always Grumpy says...

I still wish they could knock down the dreadful buildings opposite and adjacent to Byron Street. Those tatty liitle houses will let the rest of the development down for sure.
I still wish they could knock down the dreadful buildings opposite and adjacent to Byron Street. Those tatty liitle houses will let the rest of the development down for sure. Always Grumpy

6:59pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Ringer says...

I'd imagine the owners will be holding out for big offers once the development's up and running and bigger companies spot an opportunity. They won't last long once that happens.
I'd imagine the owners will be holding out for big offers once the development's up and running and bigger companies spot an opportunity. They won't last long once that happens. Ringer

12:11am Tue 10 Dec 13

moonshine50 says...

Oh they ARE at least one that I know is. But why do we need more Asian, Indian and Chinese food. ?
We have enough of this kind already popular chain or not. And once again more chains linked to other towns. Why for once can't they attract something different in this TOWN !!?
Oh they ARE at least one that I know is. But why do we need more Asian, Indian and Chinese food. ? We have enough of this kind already popular chain or not. And once again more chains linked to other towns. Why for once can't they attract something different in this TOWN !!? moonshine50

6:41am Tue 10 Dec 13

faatmaan says...

yet another eating place, not too any years ago people moaned about all the pubs at the bottom of town, many of you are aware that they are now derelict, there is so much over supply that there will be casualties and the inevitable consequences will follow. Effectively these will be new jobs initially before layoffs elsewhere occur to redress the balance of supply and demand.
yet another eating place, not too any years ago people moaned about all the pubs at the bottom of town, many of you are aware that they are now derelict, there is so much over supply that there will be casualties and the inevitable consequences will follow. Effectively these will be new jobs initially before layoffs elsewhere occur to redress the balance of supply and demand. faatmaan

7:06am Tue 10 Dec 13

GalaxyMan says...

Great to see the positivity above. Perhaps you'd prefer to see the old college building back?
Great to see the positivity above. Perhaps you'd prefer to see the old college building back? GalaxyMan

8:32am Tue 10 Dec 13

Klinkerhoffen says...

The truth about Regents Circus is revealed in the desperate way that The Adver runs a fortnightly press release by Ashfield land (why aren't they making them pay for an advert, eh?). Just to repeat the clearly obvious: No brick and stone going into this development as claimed by Garry Perkins. This is a standard steel truss and pre-fab concrete builiding - little different to any supermarket. Go look to Greenbridge for the kind of style. Its purely functional, built on the cheap to maximise profit. Whilst everyone keeps banging on about how ugly the college building was, it became so because it was cheaply built and in a style not matching the buildings around it. Most important of all, it lost its use and became derelict. Now, in come peoples short-sighted urge to demolish the Victorian brick buildings surrounding th site, whats more 'scruffy'? Buildings still hosting independent businesses which didn't eff-off at the first sign of recession? Or the numerous empty business properties across the town which were built to a similar spec as this new one?
The truth about Regents Circus is revealed in the desperate way that The Adver runs a fortnightly press release by Ashfield land (why aren't they making them pay for an advert, eh?). Just to repeat the clearly obvious: No brick and stone going into this development as claimed by Garry Perkins. This is a standard steel truss and pre-fab concrete builiding - little different to any supermarket. Go look to Greenbridge for the kind of style. Its purely functional, built on the cheap to maximise profit. Whilst everyone keeps banging on about how ugly the college building was, it became so because it was cheaply built and in a style not matching the buildings around it. Most important of all, it lost its use and became derelict. Now, in come peoples short-sighted urge to demolish the Victorian brick buildings surrounding th site, whats more 'scruffy'? Buildings still hosting independent businesses which didn't eff-off at the first sign of recession? Or the numerous empty business properties across the town which were built to a similar spec as this new one? Klinkerhoffen

9:59pm Tue 10 Dec 13

roberto5 says...

Always Grumpy wrote:
I still wish they could knock down the dreadful buildings opposite and adjacent to Byron Street. Those tatty liitle houses will let the rest of the development down for sure.
They actually make me want to vom in my mouth.
[quote][p][bold]Always Grumpy[/bold] wrote: I still wish they could knock down the dreadful buildings opposite and adjacent to Byron Street. Those tatty liitle houses will let the rest of the development down for sure.[/p][/quote]They actually make me want to vom in my mouth. roberto5

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