Lavazza targets 400 new UK sites
Lavazza Espression appoints Cushman & Wakefield to advise on UK expansion
Lavazza Espression, a new and innovative coffee shop concept from Italian brand Lavazza, has appointed property consultant Cushman & Wakefield to advise on its expansion across the UK.
Launched in 2007, Lavazza Espression is a new coffee shop concept from Italy’s number one coffee brand where customers can enjoy the brand’s legendary coffee with quality Italian food and a broad selection of over 40 non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages in a fresh and contemporary space.
Lavazza Espression’s only current standalone store can be found at Trafford Centre, Manchester but it will shortly open in Westfield Derby, Trinity Leeds, London and Newbury. Lavazza is looking to roll out the concept across the UK and has appointed Cushman & Wakefield to search for units in up to 400 new locations in the next 10 years.
Specifically, 50 stores are planned to open in Greater London in the next three years. Lavazza will open its first shop in the Capital on Villiers Street in April and on Cannon Street in June.
Cushman & Wakefield will help Catalyst Retail, the UK and Ireland’s master franchisee for Lavazza Espression, to secure prime high footfall locations on high streets, regional shopping centres and tourist destinations. Units of 1,400 to 2,000 sq ft are being sought with a preference for single level units and ideally corner locations. Small units will be considered in Central London.
Cushman & Wakefield partner Matt Ilingworth said: “Lavazza Espression is a new and exciting concept which will give UK customers a real taste and experience of Italy on their doorstep. The concept really offers something unique among other coffee brands and we see it becoming a favourite on our high street and in shopping centres throughout the UK.”