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South African restaurant chain Nando's is the latest leisure chain to sign up to the London Designer Outlet (LDO) being developed in the heart of London's Wembley City, with global coffee firm Lavazza also pledging to open to a cafe in the new designer outlet centre.

Both firms will install catering equipment in their planned sites ahead of its opening, which is scheduled to take place at some point in 2013.

Peri-peri chicken specialists Nando's has enjoyed a great deal of success in the UK since launching here in 1992, spreading across the country and becoming hugely popular with Britons.

It has signed a 20-year lease for a 312 sq m store, while Lavazza has agreed to a 10-year lease for a 110 sq m outlet.

Phil Cottingham, head of retail at development specialist Quintain, said it was "fantastic" to get the two establishments on board, helping boost the profile of the LDO project.

"Their presence is a major boost to our restaurant offer, increasing the emphasis on creating a leisure and lifestyle destination to complement the strong retail offer," he added.

Mr Cottingham explained that this is especially important for the LDO because of its central location, claiming that the development's proximity to Bond Street will help it attract a broad range of customers - making it important the site provides as many different diversions as it possibly can.

The project is one of the biggest to be undertaken in the capital for some years and comes as part of the regeneration of the land surrounding Wembley Stadium and Arena.

It is expected to cost around £3.4 billion to complete and include some 85 shops, 15 restaurants and bars, and a nine-screen Cineworld cinema complex seating 1,800 people over three levels.

With the LDO hoping to cater for around 12 million visits a year, Nando's and Lavazza will be looking forward to the development's eventual opening.ADNFCR-16001031-ID-801491174-ADNFCR

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