The Ivy Collection, the Richard Caring-backed group, is set to open another flagship restaurant in London, after securing a site in Canary Wharf, MCA has learnt.

The group, which currently operates seven Brasseries or Grills and four Cafes, is to open in a purpose-built unit at one end of Pavilion Park.

At the same time, the company is at different stages of negotiations on sites in Exeter, Cheltenham, York, Harrogate, Dublin and Birmingham. Whilst it recently secured new openings in Edinburgh and Manchester.

The company recently lodged plans to open a site in Exeter city centre.

It has also applied for a licence to City of York Council for 2 St Helen’s Square, a property currently occupied by outdoor clothing and equipment retailer Blacks.

At the same time, it has put in a planning application to open a restaurant in the Rotunda on Cheltenham’s Montpellier Walk.

It comes as part of a significant year of expansion for the group, which has also lined up a site at The Field, a new ‘urban oasis’ being created by developer Allied London in Hardman Square, in the Spinningfields area of Manchester.

It will soon open The Ivy City Garden in Dashwood House in central London; The Ivy Tower Bridge at One Tower Bridge; The Ivy Bath Brasserie; and The Ivy on the Square in St Andrew Square, Edinburgh.