The Ivy Collection, the fast-growing, Richard Caring-backed group, has lined up an opening in Edinburgh, MCA understands.

The company, which will make its debut in the City this June and will open a Ivy Café in Richmond on 19 April, is believed to have lined up a site in Edinburgh’s St Andrews Square development for an opening later this year.

It will join Drake & Morgan and Dishoom at the scheme, but not the Big Easy and STK, who have, as previously reported by MCA, pulled out of the development.

It is set to be a significant year of expansion for the Ivy Collection.

The group has also lined up a site at The Field, a new ‘urban oasis’ being created by developer Allied London in Hardman Square, in the Spinnigfields area of Manchester.

It has already secured sites in Cobham, Guildford, One Tower Bridge and Bath for openings this year.

Before Christmas, it dropped a further hint at where it hopes to expand to over the coming 12-18 months, with a list of target locations appearing on its website.

Starting with the question “receive news from?” consumers are asked to tick boxes for a number of towns and cities the group is currently not represented in, including Birmingham, Exeter, Leeds, Manchester, Cambridge, Glasgow and Edinburgh.

It also features locations the group has already been linked to, such as Battersea, Marlow, Islington and York.

Cushman & Wakefield acted on the Edinburgh site.