Wagamama, the fast-casual noodle chain, has secured a site at the Southside shopping centre development in London’s Wandsworth. The 73-strong chain, which was acquired by private equity group Duke Street Capital earlier this year, is set to open a restaurant at the 530,000sq ft scheme next autumn. Wagamama, will take its UK estate to 75 restaurants this month, with the opening of its first restaurant in Edinburgh following by the launch of a site in Lakeside. The company, which is led by Steve Hill, is also understood to have secured sites in Hampstead, the O2 centre in Finchley, Dorchester, MediaCity in Salford, Leamington Spa and York. Earlier this year, Duke Street, which acquired the chain from Lion Capital for around £215m, announced plans to expand Wagamama to 300 UK restaurants. Property consultant Cushman & Wakefield has been retained to aid the expansion, with plans to open 20 sites per year and acted for the chain on the Southside site, while CWM acted for the landlord Delancey.