New major letting in Norwich’s Castle Quarter
Market Asset Management (MAM) will transform the space into ‘Castle Social’, a new dining and entertainment concept incorporating five new street food kitchens, a live performance space and a programme of regular events. MAM has signed a ten-year lease on the 18,500 sq ft area.
Occupying the top floor of the centre with great views of the city’s medieval Castle, and capitalising on the outside space provided by the external garden terrace, Castle Social will bring in local, independent operators to create an iconic venue and destination in its own right. As a leading market and food hall operator, MAM manages successful schemes across the UK, such as the independent food hall Sheffield Plate and Doncaster’s award-winning markets.
The creation of Castle Social is the latest stage in the repositioning of Castle Quarter as a mixed-use destination by Roche Retail. With leisure operators such as Vue, Boom Battle Bar, Putt-Putt Noodle mini golf, PureGym, Superbowl and Spy Missions open and trading – alongside consolidation and re-anchoring of the retail offer – Castle Quarter is Norwich’s go-to location for socialising as well as shopping.
Adrian Fennell, Partner at Roche Chartered Surveyors said: “Offering a range of local independent street food operators, alongside a bar and entertainment, Castle Social will create a destination that people will actively choose to visit and support the other fantastic activities we have in the centre. Catering for everything from a morning coffee to post-cinema cocktails, it will bring new people to the centre and is emblematic of the wider transformation taking place at Castle Quarter. We can’t wait to welcome Market Asset Management to Norwich and help its curation of a truly unique space for the city.” Roche acted for the landlord throughout, together with their joint agent Jamieson Mills.