Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK), the Capricorn Ventures-backed group, has secured an opening for later this year in Watford.

The 60-strong group has taken a new lease on a 3,200sq ft site, which is part of the former Waterstones unit in the Intu scheme in the town.

It plans up to 10 new openings over the next 12 months.

Last month, the company secured two new sites and was believed to be in talks on a further four units.

It has exchanged on site in St Vincent Street, Glasgow and Regent Place, Leamington Spa, with the latter set to open this summer.

The group has already strengthened its long-term pipeline by securing three openings for 2015/2016.

It has signed on units in Newport’s Queensbury Scheme, Stoke’s intu development and at Bracknell L&G development.

Mike Webb at CWM acts for GBK.