Wright Brothers hopes for take off in the City

Seafood restaurant specialist Wright Brothers has signed to take on a new site at 1 Frederick's Place.

The Grade II listed building – owned by the Mercers' Company – is located in the City of London, close to Bank Station. It also contains 1,579 sq m (17,000 sq ft) of prime office space, recently let to asset management company MJ Hudson. Wright Brothers has five existing branches, all in London, at Borough, Soho, South Kensington, Spitalfields, and Battersea.

The latest restaurant has been designed by Macaulay Sinclair. It will feature a bar and a private dining room, along with a signature shellfish display. The venue will seek to reflect the passion of its founders to trace all of its products from sea to plate.

“With iconic landmarks including St Paul’s Cathedral and the Bank of England on our doorstep, Frederick’s Place is an ideal location for expanding our restaurant offer within the City. Since launching our original restaurant 15 years ago in Borough Market, we have continued to grow our brand and now look forward to revealing our sixth restaurant in London,” said Wright Brothers co-founder Robin Hancock.

“Known for their refreshing take on seafood and their growing customer base, Wright Brothers is the ideal occupier for the prime restaurant space at Frederick’s Place,” said the Mercers' Company property director Simon Taylor. “Investing in our property portfolio to regenerate pockets of London has been our main focus, with Frederick’s Place at the forefront of this strategy; this specialist restaurant signing alongside recent news of MJ Hudson moving into 1-3 Frederick’s Place, will create a buzzing community hub in the heart of the City.”