Quorum Park adds to amenity offer
Circo has become the latest leisure addition to the Newcastle business park, as its operator also revealed a city centre expansion plan.
Newly opened at the retail parade within the Quorum office park, the Italian eatery is a sister operation to the popular Low Fell venue Davey’s Breakfast & Sandwiches, which opened three years ago.
Co-owner of both brands Rob West explained: “After the success of Davey’s, my business partner David Milburn and I discovered there was a gap for an Italian kitchen that doesn’t take itself too seriously, and spent some time developing a menu featuring all the favourites we feel people want, such as huge cheese-pull pizzas and giant chicken parmos.
“Then, when we found out there was a unit available at Quorum Park, we knew we had to get involved. We know a few people who work on the park and have heard loads about its modern, fun and inclusive work environment, making it a great location from which to launch Circo.”
So far, 20 jobs have been created in Circo’s kitchen department, and 15 people make up the front-of-house team.
West said that the team of chefs includes people with spells at the likes of Miller & Carter and The Alchemist on their CVs and said the hunt for more staff goes on. The pair are planning to open a Davey’s in Newcastle city centre early in 2024.
Claire Lusk, events manager at Quorum Park, said: “We’d like to extend a warm welcome to Rob, David and the whole Circo team on behalf of Quorum Park.
“We pride ourselves on the variety of food and drink members of our onsite community can choose from on the park, and Circo’s fun and modern ethos is very much in keeping with our own.”
The majority of Quorum was traded in 2019 for more than £30m, Shelborn Asset Management taking on and rebranding the park.