REGAL CENTRE IN DAVENTRY FULLY LET18/10/2021
The Regal Centre in Daventry is fully let for the first time in a year after the final two units were taken by local businesses.
National commercial property and investment company LCP, which owns and manages the centre, has agreed a 15-year lease for unit 3 with Sivas Food Ltd, and a 15-year lease with Indigo Sun Retail Ltd for unit 4.
Shivas Food is operating a franchise of Alaturka Doner UK, which was last year named as one of the best kebab shops in the customer satisfaction category of the British Kebab Awards.
The 50-cover restaurant will serve a range of Turkish specialities, including healthy traditional kebabs, sides and desserts.
Muhammad Mahmood, who has 12 years' experience as a chef and restaurant manager, said fit out was already underway and he aimed to open at the end of November, creating about 10 jobs for kitchen and waiting staff.
"This is our first business and the Regal Centre is ideal because it is in the heart of town," he said. "Alaturka Doner is known for its high quality food and I'm looking forward to bringing the first 50-cover restaurant to Daventry."
Frank Taylor, managing director of Indigo Sun, said the Regal Centre is its 90th tanning shop and the 1177 sq ft unit is fitted with the latest range of sunbeds, including lie down beds with hybrid technology/red light therapy/Bluetooth connect and cinematic sound.
"No expense has been spared with the latest design of shop-fit and new sunbeds direct from Germany," he said. "We chose this location due to ease of access and egress from the centre and also the free parking on site. This is important for our business as the customer wants to access a wide range of outlets without any inconvenience or expense."
Martin Wade, LCP asset manager, said: "These lettings demonstrate that confidence is returning to retail and that the Regal Centre can attract ambitious businesses with an appetite for growth. We're pleased to welcome Shivas Food Ltd and Indigo Sun Retail."
The Regal Centre comprises nine retail units, including Papa John’s, Specsavers, Domino’s, Subway and Clinton’s Cards, and provides free parking up to 2.5 hours.