Greene King has paid £1.25m for a long lease to set up a Hungry Horse pub and restaurant at the Pipeworks retail and leisure development in Swadlincote, Derbyshire, writes Gurjit Degun. The 6,000 sq ft venue is said to create 20 jobs and will sit in the retained and restored buildings at the former Wraggs Pipes and Hepworth’s production plant, in Coppice Side. The entire £20m project by Rokeby Developments and Peveril Securities is set to open in the autumn and will also be home to ten other occupiers including a five-screen Reel Cinema. Rokeby Developments managing director Adrian Goodall said: “We are delighted to welcome such a successful and family friendly format as Hungry Horse to Swadlincote. We are particularly pleased to have secured Greene King for the retained element of the scheme. "It is a great reward for the multi-million pound restoration investment we made in paying homage to the town’s industrial heritage which we think has created a unique retail and leisure destination.” A spokesperson for Greene King said: “We are very excited about this addition to our Hungry Horse chain of family friendly pubs. The pub in will create up to 20 new jobs for people in the area and offer good food, outstanding value and an inviting atmosphere for the whole family.”