Be At One, the Piper-backed cocktail chain, has confirmed it has secured its second south coast venue, in Bournemouth.

The 32-strong group, which is currently in a sales process, has completed a deal on a site in Richmond Hill, close to the seafront.

The venue is a former nightclub, with basement trading space and initial capacity for 200 guests. The site will undergo an extensive refurbishment before opening in August.

Be At One director Steve Locke said: “We’re really excited to have secured this prominent site in Bournemouth as it’s a location that has long been on our target list. It’s a vibrant city that has benefited from significant investment in recent times that, in turn, has brought a great buzz to the centre from locals and tourists. We’re deliberately creating quite an intimate space that will help generate the unique atmosphere we’re renowned for. We’re eager to get the site open as we move into summer and expect a busy few months ahead.”