European retail real estate investment manager Redevco has agreed a deal with Brighton and Hove’s popular Gingerman Restaurant Group to open a new restaurant at the heart of its Hanningtons Estate.
To be known as ‘Flint House’, the restaurant will be located in a beautiful stand alone, two storey building, at the centre of the new Hanningtons Lane. It will provide over 50 covers and a rooftop terrace with adjacent green wall and views across the Lanes.
Andrew Foulds, Portfolio Director at Redevco comments, “We couldn’t have asked for a better restaurant operator to occupy the jewel in the crown of this scheme. Gingerman Restaurant Group has four existing local businesses within its portfolio and a strong Brighton following. Their philosophy is to offer really good food and great service, within a relaxed setting, which is perfect for the Lanes.”
The Ginger Chef Ben McKellar, together with wife and business partner Pamela McKellar, started Gingerman Restaurant Group in 1998, with their flagship restaurant The Gingerman, close to the seafront in Brighton. The Group has since added The Ginger Fox, Ginger Dog and Ginger Pig to its portfolio.
The Ginger Pig has recently been extended to incorporate 11 en-suite double bedrooms, corporate and event space and re-opened Spring 2018 following an extensive refurbishment. Considered amongst the best in Brighton, The Ginger Pig was ranked by GQ as one of the top 10 pubs in the UK and the Group has also received rave reviews from The Guardian, Telegraph, Grazia and CN Traveller.
Pamela McKellar comments, “We plan to open January 2019 and are very excited to be creating a new concept restaurant for central Brighton. Morgan Carn Architects have designed a beautiful flint clad centerpiece to Hanningtons Estate and we are working with Landivar to create an equally first class interior finish, with a full-length kitchen bar and outside tables.”
Ben McKellar adds, “Flint House is about casual dining, small plates, simple local ingredients cooked well, and a wide range of quality wines served by the glass. The Lanes is somewhere people want to linger and we have the perfect rooftop terrace for them to grab a glass of wine, bite to eat and do just that.”
Redevco started redeveloping the 1.3 acre site, which includes the former Hanningtons department store, in February 2017. The masterplan for Hanningtons Estate includes the creation of a new Lane, new entrance to the Lanes from North Street, premium office suites, residential accommodation and the reconfiguration of existing shops to provide exciting new spaces for retailers, restaurants and cafes. Work is expected to be completed by the end of 2018.