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Another milestone has been achieved in the restoration and revamp of Whitley Bay’s Spanish City, as the iconic venue edges closer to opening.

Kymel Trading, a hospitality group which owns and operates a number of restaurants and hotels in the North of England, has now formally agreed a 10 year lease to run the prestigious venue when it opens this summer.

Tyneside-based Kymel were advised on the lease agreement by real estate lawyers at Muckle LLP, the North East’s leading independent law firm for businesses.

Under Kymel’s stewardship, the dome will offer a range of dining options including a traditional tea room, fish and chip restaurant, champagne bar, ice-cream and waffle house and a fine dining restaurant. The venue, which includes a dedicated function room ideal for weddings, conferences and private parties, also boasts seaward-facing full height windows, revealing incredible views of the coast and St Mary’s Island.

Kyle Mackings, CEO of Kymel, said: “This is an amazing project for Kymel to be involved in. We specialise in high quality led businesses that offer nothing but the finest quality in unique surroundings, and Spanish City, which has been lovingly restored and retained many of its original features, fits our business perfectly.

“The plans for the venue are incredibly exciting and we’re delighted to have completed this lease, aided by Muckle LLP, whose lawyers responded to our needs quickly, provided practical solutions and guided us smoothly through the process. Now we can’t wait to open and share this beautiful venue with all the local residents and many visitors we hope to see.”

Rhiannon Griffiths, associate solicitor, added: “Spanish City is a stunning building and, given the sector expertise Kyle and his experienced team bring to the venue, it is certain to have a profoundly positive impact on the local area under Kymel’s leadership. As an independent North East law firm, Muckle is incredibly passionate about the region and we are so proud to be involved in this transformational project.”

Kymel Trading was established in 2013 with the acquisition of Trenchers Restaurant in Whitby and Crab Manor Hotel & Crab and Lobster Restaurant in Asenby, North Yorkshire. The business will bring back the former glory of Spanish City with a selection of high quality brands, restaurants, bars and special events.

Spanish City is one of several significant developments that Muckle LLP has supported across the region in recent years. Its commercial property lawyers are also currently advising on Newcastle University’s prestigious Science Central development, the redevelopment of Newcastle’s historic Bigg Market and the creation of Sunderland’s new culture quarter.

To find out more about Spanish City, please visit www.spanishcity.co.uk

To find out more about Kymel, please visit http://www.kymel.co.uk

To find out more about Muckle LLP, please visit www.muckle-llp.co.uk

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