New sites confirmed for Iberica, Leon and Benugo

28 October 2013 by
New sites confirmed for Iberica, Leon and Benugo

Iberica, Leon and Benugo are set to join the new Buckingham Gate development by Land Securities in London's Victoria.

Henry Dimbleby and John Vincent's health conscious Leon and WSH-owned café/deli Benugo are expected to open in time for Christmas at 62 Buckingham Gate. The two ground-floor units will be occupy spaces of 1,450 sq ft and 1,250 sq ft respectively.

Boutique cinema chain Curzon is to make its debut in Victoria, with a five screen venue expected to open in the basement of 62 Buckingham Street early next year.

Tapas restaurant group Iberica will open a new site at the nearby Zig Zag building (pictured), the first dining destination confirmed for the Victoria Street development.

Scheduled to open in sping 2015, the new Iberica outlet was negotiated by Restaurant Property and will take 5,340 sq ft across the ground and first floor of the Zig Zag, which is expected to comprise 190,000sq ft of commercial offices and 35,000 sq ft of retail space.

Colette O'Shea, head of development in London at Land Securities, which is behind the £2b development of Victoria, said she is pleased to welcome this "exciting mix of eateries" to the area.

"Victoria is fast making a name for itself as a place for people to dwell and spend quality time from morning to night, offering everything from fantastic breakfasts to trendy nightcaps and off-the-beaten track theatre and arts," she said.

"We continue to work with the local community and are committed to providing a vibrant retail and leisure offer which makes Victoria a place where people want to live, work, shop and socialise.

"The new restaurants and cinema will be a great addition to the cultural mix of Victoria, which was recently boosted by the signing of Jamie Oliver's Jamie's Italian and Little Waitrose."

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