MELL Square shopping centre in Solihull is set for a revamp.
IM Properties (IMP) secured planning permission to create an ‘exciting new food and beverage offering’ in the square.
China-based firm Taste Collective will offer pop-up style street food and a new outside seating area – replacing the existing Costa Coffee unit in the outdoor shopping centre.
But the developers say due to Costa proving hugely popular with shoppers it will be relocated next to Marks & Spencer.
Taste Collective’s offering includes four pop-up style, street food kiosks and a covered outdoor pergola style seating area, where the developer hopes people can meet up and socialise throughout the day.
IMP are also promising more surprises for the future of Mell Square over the coming weeks.
Asset director for IM Properties Rob Hemus said the new proposals, which secured planning permission last month, will help support existing retailers and create a broad mix of uses for people to experience at Mell Square.
He said: “As a significant investor in the region, we are committed to the continued improvement of Mell Square shopping centre, and we believe our proposals will create a real point of difference and interest in the town centre.
“We aim to create broader appeal to a range of ages and tastes, bringing greater vitality and vibrancy to the town centre, and creating as many reasons as possible for people to visit Mell Square, be it to shop, eat, drink or socialise with friends and family.”
He added: “We’ve spent a lot of time designing and collaborating with an independent operator, who shares our passion and enthusiasm for the Taste Collective, and we’re excited to unveil more details of the plans over the coming weeks.”