The New World Trading Company has secured a site in the new Time Square development in Warrington, MCA understands.

The group will open under its Botanist brand later this year in the scheme, which will also feature a state-of-the-art Cineworld complex and a market hall.

NWTC chief executive Chris Hill said: “Our successful roll-out of The Botanist has always factored in the potential of key regional towns across the UK and Time Square in Warrington was an opportunity not to be missed. The vision for the development aligns with our brand, and it will be an ideal location for increasing our footprint in the North West region.”

Leon Guyett, development director at Muse Developments, added: “The signing of The Botanist marks the successful launch of our dynamic food and beverage leasing approach for Time Square, setting a precedent for the calibre of offer we are seeking to create. Alongside our letting agent Metis, we are confident this news will create even more momentum amongst equally exciting brands.”

Last week NWTC opened its 26th site – The Florist in Watford, meaning it has doubled in size since its MBO in June 2016.