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Marco Pierre White – Birmingham Investment

Marco Pierre White Birmingham

Marco Pierre White, Birmingham

Marco Pierre White, the godfather of modern cookery, has announced plans to open a stunning skyline restaurant in Birmingham city centre.

The Kitchen Burnout star’s new eaterie, Steakhouse Bar and Grill, will occupy the 25th floor of the iconic The Cube building as part of a £10 million hotel, restaurant and luxury health club and spa deal signed with Sanguine Hospitality Limited.

The restaurant will be joined by a brand new, four-star Hotel Indigo on floors 23 and 24, while The Club & Spa will sit within the ground floor public levels of the building, with all three phases set to open in Summer 2011.

Marco says: “There is a clear appetite for affordable glamour and quality food in the West Midlands and we’re aiming to satisfy that desire in the very heart of Birmingham. The restaurant will be somewhere for friends and family to gather in relaxed surroundings and enjoy simple food, cooked perfectly.

“Birmingham is a fantastic city with a rich history and diverse social tapestry, plus an eclectic flavour of personalities to match. The Cube represents everything that’s exciting about today’s Birmingham – fresh, innovative and forward-thinking – and was the undisputed choice for my first venue in the city.

“Our guests will not only enjoy magnificent food and drink, but also breathtaking views of the city, from Aston to Edgbaston, and we can’t wait to make our own mark on the city’s cultural landscape.”

Hotel Indigo is a boutique style hotel concept new to the UK from the Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) brand stable and will be owned and operated by Sanguine. The Club & Spa mirrors award-winning venues in Chester and Bristol, featuring a wet area comprising a hydrotherapy pool, five thermal treatments rooms, a state-of-the-art gymnasium and a ten-room luxury spa.

Sanguine managing director, Nick Taplin, says: “We are absolutely delighted to have secured such a significant development opportunity in such a high profile destination.

“Birmingham has a fantastic tourism offer and we will benefit from the high volume of corporate and leisure visits. We have no doubt that The Cube will become the place to eat, sleep and be seen when visiting the city.”

This development is the company’s first venture in the Midlands, complementing its UK portfolio of ten venues, and was secured following a funding package by Downing Corporate Finance and Lloyds TSB Corporate Markets.

Neil Edginton, director at The Cube, says: “The boutique hotel, rooftop bar and restaurant will be the first in the city and, without doubt, the crowning glory of The Cube, providing stunning skyline views whilst the Marco Pierre White restaurant will provide an unforgettable dining experience.

“The dining experience within the city is just getting stronger and stronger and what better way to crown The Cube than with Marco himself.   We’re thrilled also to be welcoming Sanguine aboard as they truly understand this visionary scheme and, based on their fantastic track record; we know that they will really make The Cube shine.”

Sanguine’s in-house construction company, Denizen Contracts LLP, will move on site on January 4 and will take the helm to complete the phased fit out, with all elements expected to open in August 2011

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The Cube Concept Visual - Birmingham

The Cube Concept Visual - Birmingham

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