Latest restaurant approval for Northbrook Street in Robert Dyas store
Last week, West Berkshire Council approved the plans for the two-storey restaurant, submitted by property investors Rathbone Trust Co.
However further details as to potential tenants have not yet been revealed.
On the ground floor there will be customer seating, a kitchen, toilets, storage and a refuse area, with additional seating, an office, staff changing rooms and customer and staff toilets upstairs.
A statement released by planning agent Tom Bell, of BKR Surveys, said that after a number of years, Robert Dyas was considering relocation.
He said: “We consider that the proposed change of use sits comfortably with the existing neighbouring commercial and retail uses, will have a positive impact on offered amenities in the city centre and will provide employment opportunities.”
However, a senior member of staff at the store said that it was not closing and was not considering other locations, and that the landlord was simply considering its options for the future should Robert Dyas choose to leave.
The Robert Dyas head office could not be reached for comment or confirmation.
It comes after the opening of Bill’s restaurant in Market Place, while construction work on Côte Brasserie at 102 and 103 Northbrook Street has now got underway.