Wagamama a step closer to Peterborough city centre opening

Japanese noodle chain Wagamama looks set to open a 100-plus seater restaurant in Peterborough city centre after backing from city planners.

Monday, 25th January 2016, 9:05 am
Updated Monday, 25th January 2016, 9:09 am
The shops on Long Causeway identified for the location of a proposed new Wagamama restaurant.

London based Deloitte Real Estate has been granted planning permission by the city council to change the use of 37-39 Long Causeway, at the entrance to the Square, from retail to restaurant. The units are currently occupied by Blacks and Asylum Industries.

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The much-cherished restaurant chain is currently looking to move into large towns and cities where the brand has little representation and the proposed opening in Peterborough is testament to this target as they have identified it as an area with great potential.

It is the latest chain to be attracted to the revamped Cathedral Square area in recent months. French bistro operator Cote Brasserie is also seeking a foothold, with plans to convert a former Santander Bank branch in Church Street.