Mettricks, the four-strong coffee shop group, is opening a new coffee, cocktail and food venue at Woolston Waterside, part of the Centenary Quay development in Southampton.

Mettricks has agreed a 20-year lease for the 2,793 sq ft site, which is one of 12 new leisure units being developed at Woolston Waterside, following a deal by developer Crest Nicholson, represented by Savills.

The fifth opening follows sites in the Old Town, Bargate and Guildhall Square quarters of the city, as well as a location in Beaulieu, New Forest.

Centenary Quay is a new neighbourhood three miles from Southampton city centre, on the banks of the River Itchen, which will include 1,620 residential dwellings and 78,000 sq ft of retail and leisure space, as well as a day nursery and library.

Spencer Bowman, founder and managing director of Mettricks, adds: “We are thrilled to be opening our fifth site over looking the River Itchen and city here at Woolston Waterside.

“Crest Nicholson’s Centenary Quay is one of the largest and most exciting waterfront redevelopments in the city at the moment and Mettricks looks forward to bringing better speciality coffee, fresh and tasty food, cocktails, wines and beers to Woolston.”

Savills acted jointly with Hughes Ellard. Mettricks was unrepresented.