City District Group, founders of the Fazenda Bar & Grill, is looking to build its 2018 openings pipeline, with a site being lined up in Birmingham.

MCA understands that the company, which will launch its fourth Fazenda site in Edinburgh early next year, has applied to open a site under the concept near Gaucho on Colmore Row in the UK’s second city.

It is also thought be searching for locations in Glasgow.

A £2m refurbishment of the 7,000sq ft site on Edinburgh’s George Street will offer 175 covers including a bar area of 40 covers, plus a private dining room for eight guests.

The company also owns the Picanha restaurant in Chester.