Caribbean restaurant, Turtle Bay will open in a 4,100 sq ft ground floor unit on a 15 year lease at £140,000 pa. GCW acts for landlord Hermes who bought the leisure scheme two years ago. The focus since purchase has been to move away from A4 drinking and night club use to create a more varied tenant mix, attract customers to the first floor of the centre and increase visitor numbers.
Hermes took a surrender from Tiger Tiger which occupied a large 20,000 sq ft unit over ground and first floor to move the scheme towards a more family-focussed environment.
GCW is about to agree a family entertainment offer to take the first floor space vacated by Tiger Tiger. This will operate alongside the existing Vue cinema on the second floor. The final stages for the new-look centre will be to let three remaining vacant units.
Grants Entertainment Centre hopes to capitalise on the huge change taking place in Croydon including the Westfield/Hammerson led retail centre and new residential developments.