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Tapas Revolution and Smash Burger make regional debuts at SouthGate, Bath

12 Jun 2017

Aviva Investors and British Land have secured a trio of eateries at SouthGate, Bath. Spanish chef Omar Allibhoy’s Tapas Revolution and Smash Burger will open debut restaurants in the city with Pret A Manger completing the hat trick of deals. In addition, MAC has opened its first stand-alone store in the region, with a 940 sq ft store.

Tapas Revolution will open at the newly developed Little SouthGate restaurant quarter, joining Thaikhun, Comptoir Libanais and Absurd Bird. The restaurant quarter is now fully let.

All four brands locating within Little SouthGate are new to the city and together form a new dining destination with covered outdoor seating to further strengthen the existing SouthGate restaurant offer which includes Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Prezzo and Graze amongst others.

Matthew Reed, Head of Retail Assets (Midlands and South West) for British Land, said: “We are pleased to have secured such a stellar line up at Little SouthGate. The exciting F&B additions to both the leisure quarter and wider centre demonstrate our continued focus on creating outstanding places that are in tune with modern consumer lifestyles.”

Simon Green, Director for Aviva Investors, added: “We are pleased to welcome Smash Burger and Tapas Revolution to SouthGate, bringing these new culinary offerings to the city. It is great that these brands have chosen Bath as the place to establish their first restaurants in the region.”

SouthGate is a prime open air regional scheme next to Bath Spa railway station. The centre is home to some of the biggest retailers in the UK including Debenhams, Topshop/Topman, H&M, Hollister, Apple, River Island, Urban Outfitters, All Saints, Superdry and Pandora.

Aviva Investors and British Land were advised by Cushman & Wakefield and Bruce Gillingham Pollard.

Enquiries:  
Aviva Investors  
Steve Ainger, Media Relations 020 7809 8452
British Land  
Investor Relations  
Jonathan Rae, British Land 020 7467 2938
Media  
Pip Wood, British Land 020 7467 2838
Jackie Janssen, British Land 020 7467 3449
Emma Hammond, FTI Consulting 020 3727 1227
Gordon Simpson, Finsbury Group 020 7251 3801

Notes to Editors

About Aviva Investors
Aviva Investors is the global asset management business of Aviva plc. The business delivers investment management solutions, services and client-driven performance to clients worldwide. Aviva Investors operates in 15 countries in Asia Pacific, Europe, North America and the United Kingdom with assets under management of £290 billion as at 31 March 2016.

About British Land
Our portfolio of high quality UK commercial property is focused on Retail around the UK and London Offices.  We own or manage a portfolio valued at £19.1 billion (British Land share: £13.9 billion) as at 31 March 2017 making us one of Europe’s largest listed real estate investment companies.

Our strategy is to provide places which meet the needs of our customers and respond to changing lifestyles - Places People Prefer.  We do this by creating great environments both inside and outside our buildings and use our scale and placemaking skills to enhance and enliven them.  This expands their appeal to a broader range of occupiers, creating enduring demand and driving sustainable, long term performance.

Our Retail portfolio is focused on Regional and Local multi-let centres, and accounts for 48% of our portfolio.  Our Offices portfolio comprises three office-led campuses in central London as well as high quality standalone buildings and accounts for 49% of our portfolio.  Increasingly our focus is on providing a mix of uses and this is most evident at Canada Water, our 46 acre redevelopment opportunity where we have plans to create a new neighbourhood for London.

Sustainability is embedded throughout our business. Our places, which are designed to meet high sustainability standards, become part of local communities, provide opportunities for skills development and employment and promote wellbeing.  Our industry-leading sustainability performance led to British Land being named a European Sector Leader in the 2016 Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark for the third year running.

In April 2016 British Land received the Queen's Award for Enterprise: Sustainable Development, the UK's highest accolade for business success for economic, social and environmental benefits achievements over a period of five years.

Further details can be found on the British Land website at www.britishland.com.

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