Pizza Express and Caffe Nero to open in Ballyhackamore

EA Lonergan Ltd and TDK Property Consultants, are delighted to announce lettings to national restaurant operator Pizza Express and Caffé Nero for a new restaurant destination in Ballyhackamore, East Belfast.

Advised by TDK, EA Lonergan Ltd purchased the former Ulster Bank in Ballyhackamore and targeted restaurant national operators which would complement the strong offer already present in Ballyhackamore. Ballyhackamore is increasingly seen as one of the premier restaurant destinations outside Belfast City Centre, with restaurants such a Graze, Il Pirata, Greens and Little Wing already present and trading strongly.

Demand for the 2 units was strong and legals are now exchanged with Pizza Express, for their 4th unit in Northern Ireland after Victoria Sq, Bedford St and Lisburn Road and Caffé Nero, the well-known national coffee chain which has a number of units in Northern Ireland.

Construction is currently underway with the units due to open in early Spring 2016.

Ciara Lewis of EA Lonergan Ltd commented “working with TDK we were delighted to identify this location to roll out another restaurant destination. Ballyhackamore is an extremely strong location and one which we are confident will benefit from the presence of Pizza Express and Caffe Nero”

Mark Thallon of TDK commented “The Food and Beverage sector is undergoing a renaissance in Belfast and EA Lonergan Ltd are at the forefront of developing purpose built destinations. We are delighted to again have advised on this latest development, securing pre-lets and look forward to developing this concept in other locations.”