LAW firm Sintons has played a key role on advising two new leisure developments in Newcastle.
Family-run Kingdom World Cuisine has moved into the Haymarket Hub above the Metro station of the same name, serving food from around the world at an open kitchen and buffet area where chefs create the dishes in front of the customers. The experience is completed with live music.
Sarah Parish, commercial property specialist at Newcastle-based Sintons, handled the lease of the venue which is one of the largest recently rented properties in the North East.
Sintons licensing partner Sarah Smith obtained the premises a licence enabling it to offer alcohol and entertainment.
The building is inside the ‘cumulative impact policy area’ as defined by Newcastle City Council’s licensing policy, which resulted in a more complicated licensing application. This was agreed after a consultation with the police and the council’s environmental health officer.
Parish said: “We were delighted to help Kingdom in securing their lease and licence for their new business.
“The unit was designated as a leisure unit when the Hub was originally developed. It has taken some time to find the right investor but Kingdom World Cuisines is a perfect fit. The authorities’ support of this investment not only enhances in the area but has created many jobs for local people.”
Kingdom employs between 40 and 50 people.
Meanwhile, Sintons also advised the Fluid Group on the opening of the new Hood Street Club, near Grey’s Monument.
Mark Dobbin, partner in the real estate department at Sintons LLP, who acted for Fluid Group said: “This is another example of a leading leisure operator in the region creating a distinctive, new high-quality venue that extends the choice for people looking to go for a night out in comfortable surroundings where they can enjoy time with their friends.
“We’ve acted for Fluid for a number of years and wish them well in this latest venture.”
Ollie Vaulkard of Fluid Group said: “Mark and his colleagues are great to have involved in our business as they understand the leisure sector and are very responsive.
“In a nice coincidence, this building was one of my father’s first leisure venues in Newcastle in the late 1970s. People of a certain age now will remember it as Grobs or 42nd Street.
“I hope some of my dad’s good fortune will remain in the building and Hood Street Club will become a highly successful format for today’s market.”