Loungers and Five Guys have signed for units at the University Green development, which is part of the University of Manchester’s £1bn Campus Masterplan.

Both brands have signed for 3,175sq ft units, with Loungers to open a 120-cover site and Five Guys an 88-cover restaurant on the ground floor.

Both sites are due to open in summer 2018, shortly after completion of the scheme, joining Pret A Manger and Manchester-based artisan coffee house Takk, which were the first foodservice brands to sign up.

Loungers chief operating officer Justin Carter said: “We are thrilled to be a part of this landmark new development and sit alongside a growing line-up of brilliant brands. Loungers will provide a comfortable space for everyone, be it a family lunch, student study space or a place to let their hair down in the evenings.”

James Tootle, retail surveyor at developers Bruntwood, said: “These new additions reflect our desire to provide an exciting retail and leisure line-up.” When complete, the scheme will provide 40,000 square feet of retail and leisure space.

Metis Real Estate Advisors represented developers Bruntwood, Insight Retail acted for Loungers, while Five Guys represented itself.