Franco Manca, the pizza chain led by David Page and Italian chef Giuseppe Mascoli, is lining up an opening in Earl’s Court, M&C Report understands.

The group, which is close to securing its first regional site in Bath, is understood to have taken the former Bencho café site in Earl’s Court Road.

The 10-strong group is currently on site at units in British Land’s redevelopment of Broadgate Circus and the former Chimichanga site in Belsize Park.

Franco Manca has also lined up openings in Covent Garden, Ealing Broadway, Soho and Southwark for this year.