Drake & Morgan has announced the acquisition of a further three sites, scheduled to open over the next 12 months, bringing the privately owned bar & restaurant group’s portfolio to fourteen following the opening of “The Commission” at Heathrow’s Terminal 4 this summer.
As part of Drake & Morgan’s strategy to expand The Refinery brand regionally, the first will open in Spinningfields Manchester this Autumn. The 5,800 square foot, 185-cover site is located in the new landmark Cotton Building and will be followed in November, as previously announced, by Edinburgh in the city’s new £75 million office development in St Andrew’s Square.
The second (still to be named) site will open in West India Quay, a mixed-use scheme and a joint holding between Land Securities and Schroders. The space will occupy over 13,000 square foot across three floors. The 400-cover site will open in the spring of 2017.
The third bar & restaurant will be Drake & Morgan’s second in Manchester. The 6,000 square foot, 185-cover site, also launching spring 2017, will be located at One St Peter’s Square, the City’s largest new business accommodation and part of a £185 million redevelopment of the area.
“We are delighted to be bringing our bars & restaurants to Edinburgh and Manchester and of course expanding in our heartland in central London,” says MD, Jillian MacLean. “We look forward to accelerating the rollout of our business and welcoming more lovely customers to Drake & Morgan.”