Shelly Sandzer secures Franco Manca site in Greenwich

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Shelley Sandzer, the leading specialist UK leisure property agency, has acted on behalf of the brand in a deal which will see Neapolitan sourdough pizza brand, Franco Manca, secure its next London location at 29/31 Greenwich Church Street, due to open in April.

Starting out with their first site in Brixton Market, Franco Manca has developed a rich portfolio of restaurants across the capital and regionally, facilitated by the team at Shelley Sandzer. With dough made daily, the brand has remained true to its roots by calling upon seasonal ingredients from small suppliers across Italy and the UK. Franco Manca’s new pizzeria in the leafy South East London suburb of Greenwich, marks the 44th Franco Manca site which Shelley Sandzer has advised on.

Tom Byng of Franco Manco, said: “We can’t wait to bring our handmade sourdough to one of London’s most popular tourist destinations, the historic and beautiful Greenwich Market. The area has been a target location for us throughout much of our expansion process so we’re hugely grateful to the Shelley Sandzer team for bringing this to fruition and helping us to bring our pizzas to the bustle of Greenwich Market.”

Nick Weir, joint managing partner at Shelley Sandzer, added: “Operating over 40 pizzerias in the UK and Italy, Franco Manco is a well-established brand in the dining market but one that retains an offer keeping them relevant and popular. The team has sought the perfect Greenwich Market site for a number of years and we’re proud to have delivered this, utilising our expert industry knowledge to handpick a unit that will help them to maximize on the draw of this area. We have built a strong relationship with Franco Manca working with them since they were a fledgling brand, so I’m confident that they will be a great success in Greenwich’s charming and quirky market.”

Shelley Sandzer is a leading and dynamic agency, specialising in the restaurant and leisure property sector.  The company provides considered and valued advice to many of the UK’s most highly regarded restaurant brands, centres, developments high streets and landlords, via a lateral thinking team with an unparalleled knowledge and understanding of the leisure business.   Shelley Sandzer is also known for the key role it plays in launching new entrants and unique concepts to the market, such as Duddell’s, Honey & Smoke, and Frame.