Las Iguanas, Cabana and Byron have all been confirmed to open in intu Watford’s £100m Charter Place redevelopment scheme.

As flagged up by M&C earlier this year, they are set to be joined by Wahaca’s D/F Mexico concept and a Jamie’s Italian at the scheme, which will come on line next year.

Five Guys is also believed to be in talks on a site close to the new extension in the town.

Las Iguanas has agreed a 3,500sq ft unit, Byron a 3,700sq ft unit, and Cabana a 3,020sq ft unit.

“Watford is an affluent commuter town and its prime position attracts customers from all surrounding towns. We’ll be bringing a unique and fun Latin American experience with fresh food and great cocktails to Hertfordshire, we’re sure that this will be extremely successful as part of the exciting redevelopment at intu Watford,” said Nick Clarke, head of property at Las Iguanas.

Watford will be the third intu centre to secure the popular hamburger brand Byron, which has also recently opened at intu Derby. Marc Balding, Byron’s property director, said: “Shopping is hungry business, so intu shopping centres are a great environment for our business to thrive. Working with a national brand like intu has the benefit of scale and allows us to branch out into popular locations across the UK.”

intu branded centres attract over half the UK population every year. From events with a difference and world class service to their digitally connected infrastructure, intu centres offer businesses the opportunity to grow and prosper.

Jamie Barber, co-founder of Cabana, said: “intu Watford is already a popular shopping destination and the new extension will really strengthen its appeal making it the perfect location for our Brasilian barbeque themed restaurant.”

The extension plans are part of intu’s £1.3 billion UK development pipeline. The scheme will see the redeveloped Charter Place Shopping Centre integrated with the existing refurbished intu Watford shopping centre, to establish new public realms for entertainment and events, large modern retail units, a restaurant hub and cinema.

Cineworld has already signed on a nine screen cinema, including an IMAX screen.