More than 20 new jobs are set to be created in the center of Egham, Surrey, with news that the town’s brand new Magna Square development will soon become an upmarket cafe bar.
The valuable role played by the £90million development by Runnymede Borough Council was confirmed by the announcement that the Liberto Lounge, owned by the Loungers chain, will launch on June 29.
Opening its doors just in time for summer, the restaurant will take pride of place in the public center, offering indoor and alfresco dining to local foodies.
Cllr Tom Gracey, Leader of Runnymede Borough Council, said: ‘Magna Square has created a whole new focal point for Egham town center and the imminent opening of the Liberto Lounge clearly demonstrates that Council’s strategy of regenerating the city was the right one, supporting local people, improving the environment and improving the local economy in the process.
“We are delighted to welcome them to Magna Square as one of our main tenants. I wish them and all downtown businesses much success as the summer season approaches. Hopefully the development will boost footfall and give our traders the boost they need.
Kait Stannard, General Manager, explains how the Liberto Lounge team wants to put down roots in the Egham community.
“Lounges are privileged places and the Liberto Lounge will be no exception. Lounges collectively strive to put community at the heart of hospitality and our teams go the extra mile to make a difference.
“Much of our team is local and therefore has a real understanding of what the community is asking for in terms of charitable support, what kind of events people will want to attend, and more.
“They are actively encouraged from day one to connect with their communities by working with local groups, charities, organizations and businesses that are central to the fabric of local life. We want to get to know and work with our neighbors and inspire people to do good by supporting each other.
“A community notice board will also be available for those wishing to publicize local events, groups or services.”