New Glasgow Carluccio’s announced

Retail property developer Hammerson has given word that restaurant group Carluccio's is set to open an outlet at the group's Glasgow Silverburn extension.

It will be the fifth restaurant group to become part of the shopping centre extension project, which is worth £20 million.

The new eatery, featuring Carluccio's trademark mix of deli, food shop and restaurant space, will open its doors this October.

The space will cover 340 metres square and will be part of the Winter Garden area of the extension complex, near a Cineworld cinema.

Word of the group's decision to open at the Silverburn extension – presently being constructed – comes after TGI Friday’s, Cosmo, and the Italian-themed Zizzi and Pizza Express were also revealed to have joined the project.

The extension will be a 100,000 square feet space, with a 14 screen Cineworld venue anchoring it. Four more restaurants are still to be announced.

"Carluccio’s is a great brand, adding prestige to our already strong line up of restaurants planned for the leisure extension. This announcement highlights the pull of Silverburn as a destination for brands not only because of the great catchment, but the complete offer it provides – from shopping, dining to leisure," explained Hammerson's catering leasing executive, Chris Daly.

Meanwhile, the chief executive of Carluccio's, Simon Kossoff, has commented: "We are very excited about the opening of Carluccio’s in Silverburn later this year and believe that the leisure extension and new cinema will act as great draw to the centre."

The group opened Glasgow's first Carluccio's on the city's Nile Street some time ago, he said, and it has been very successful. It hopes the second Glasgow location will be just as successful.

Carluccio's has a large number of outlets across the UK, each employing people in hospitality jobs.

According to its website, there are many locations in London, as well as restaurants in places like Manchester and Cambridge, among other areas.

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