Sintons assists with Colmans expansion


An award-winning fish and chip brand is opening its new restaurant in an iconic seafront site, which has been brought back into use following significant investment.

Colmans is launching its new Seafood Temple restaurant in South Shields on Friday, to add to its existing nationally-known restaurant on the town’s Ocean Road.  The move will create 40 new jobs.

The Seafood Temple is opening in the landmark Ghandi’s Temple, originally built in the 1920s. Significant investment has been made by Colmans to bring it back into use.

In addition to its award-winning fish and chips, the new restaurant will offer a range of seafood dishes, as well as a cocktail and oyster bar, to offer a new type of experience to customers.

Newcastle law firm Sintons has acted for Colmans in its expansion, handling a range of aspects to enable its move.

Richard Ord, Colmans Owner, has said: “Originally built in the 1920s, the temple had fallen into disrepair. We’re thrilled to be able to restore the landmark to its former glory for future generations to enjoy.

“We are passionate about using locally sourced produce with fishing being such a large part of the local economy, plus they are also some of the best quality ingredients you can get.

“We are delighted with the service we received from Sintons, we worked with a team comprising disciplines across the firm and were thoroughly impressed throughout. I would recommend Sintons to any business expanding into new or re-developed premises.”

Full service law firm Sintons assisted with all aspects of Colmans’ expansion. Real estate consultant Claire Morgan secured the lease from South Tyneside Council, Partner Laura Peace dealt with the financing arrangements, Head of Licensing Sarah Smith licensed the premises, and Associate Alex Rayner handled construction aspects.

Claire Morgan said: “Colmans is a well-known and much-loved North East brand, and their expansion into a second restaurant will no doubt be very welcome news. The fact they have also brought a landmark building in South Shields back into use is another boost for the town.

“We are very pleased to have assisted with this transaction, during which expertise from across the firm was required, and wish our client luck with their new restaurant.”


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