New arrival strengthens Castle Quarter as a social, leisure and lifestyle retail destination

International yoga group Hotpod Yoga has opened its latest studio at Castle Quarter in Norwich, strengthening the destination’s social, leisure and lifestyle retail offer.

A Hotpod Yoga franchisee has taken 2,000 sq ft at the city centre hub on a new 10-year lease.

The arrival of Hotpod Yoga further enhances what is already central Norwich’s leading leisure, social and lifestyle retail destination. Occupiers at Castle Quarter include Boom Battle Bar, Putt Putt Noodle, Pure Gym, Spy Missions, Superbowl and Vue.

The offer will be further enhanced later this summer with the openings of Escape Hunt and Castle Social, a new 20,000 sq ft ‘market hall’ style street food and entertainment concept occupying the entire top floor and opening out onto Castle Green.

Mark Harvey, executive director and head of asset management at RivingtonHark, said: “Hotpod Yoga is hugely emblematic of the wider transformation of Castle Quarter into Norwich’s leading social, leisure and lifestyle retail destination. More than anything, Castle Quarter is a place where people come to enjoy themselves – be that through exercise, competitive leisure or socialising – and as such it offers something that is unavailable elsewhere in the city. We look forward to the openings of Escape Hunt and Castle Social later this summer, and widening the mix of options at the destination even further through securing exciting new occupiers.”

Kelly Brown, the franchisee for Hotpod Yoga at Castle Quarter, added: “I am so excited to have launched this new studio at Castle Quarter and bring the unique benefits of Hotpod Yoga to the people of Norwich. Castle Quarter is a great location to operate from, and we look forward to welcoming people to our classes.”

Located adjacent to Norwich Castle in the city centre, Castle Quarter is a unique destination offering visitors a range of lifestyle, social and leisure experiences. Totalling 387,000 sq ft of space and incorporating one of the city centre’s main car parks, Castle Quarter offers unrivalled options for people to enjoy themselves.

RivingtonHark was advised by Jamieson Mills and Roche.

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