National restaurant chains including Prezzo, Nando’s and Côte Brasserie have confirmed interest in a new restaurant quarter opening in Worthing.
Adur and Worthing Borough Council granted NewRiver Retail, the owners of the Montague Centre, unanimous planning permission to convert the use of the units in the Liverpool Road shopping centre.
Plans include dramatically overhauling the look and feel of the complex, providing a restaurant ambience and awnings which would allow for terrace dining. The change to the complex is predicted to generate greater footfall to the town centre and increase the amount of time and money spent by visitors.
Stuart Mitchell, Director at NewRiver Retail, told The Argus: “We are delighted to have received planning permission to deliver this development, repositioning The Montague Centre into a high quality restaurant quarter which will feature top national restaurant operators revitalising the town centre.
“We have had great success in repositioning another shopping centre in Leamington Spa after creating a similar quality restaurant destination with national operators including GBK, Yo! Sushi, Las Iguanas and Nando’s.”
“As a long-term investor in Worthing, working in partnership with the Council, we firmly believe that this will create an attractive and complementary offer and a major boost to the town centre catalyst for further investment, providing a great place for people to relax and take a break from shopping.”