Living Ventures, the Tim Bacon-led group, is planning a double opening in Glasgow, after securing sites for its Artisan and The Alchemist brands.

The company has signed up to open at the city’s Buchanan Galleries development, with an Artisan and The Alchemist, taking 13,000sq ft and 7,000sq ft respectively at the scheme, which will also house a new restaurant and bar from D&D London.

Bacon told M&C Report that LV had also secured a site in Liverpool’s Berry Street for its Red Door concept, which will open in January.

It is thought that sister company, the New World Trading Company (NWTC), is also in talks to secures a site in London for its Smuggler’s Cove format.

LV currently operates four sites under the Alchemist concept, one Artisan and one Red Door.

Its other sister brand Gusto will also open a site in Glasgow, in the city’s Bothwell Street next year

NWTC, the pub vehicle led by Living Ventures founders Bacon and Jeremy Roberts, has confirmed it will open its next site in Newcastle next month.

The group, which is also thought to be exploring opportunities in Bath, Bristol and Liverpool, has secured a site in the city’s Monument Mall scheme for a bar that is expected to have a tree through it.

The company is also set to open a Botanist in Cheltenham House in Birmingham’s Temple Street.

The group recently secured a site for a second Trading House location in Glasgow. The first will open later this year in London’s Gresham Street.

It is also believed to have secured a further site in Birmingham, which will operate under the Smuggler’s Cove name.

The group currently operates the Smuggler’s Cove in Albert Docks, Liverpool.

It plans to grow from four sites to 15 or 20 sites over the next three years.

CBRE and Shelley Sandzer acted on the Buchanan Galleries deals.