Humpit to open at Leeds retail park The Springs

Popular 'clean eating' humus and pita bar Humpit is to open at Leeds retail park The Springs.

Monday, 10th February 2020, 4:23 pm
Updated Monday, 10th February 2020, 4:24 pm
Humpit is opening at Leeds retail park The Springs.

The retailer opens its doors for the first time at Thorpe Park in east Leeds on Wednesday, February 12.

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Established as a street food pop-up in July 2014 the brand has quickly become the fastest growing plant-based food company in the UK and was recognised in 2015 as the best street food newcomer in the UK by Richard Branson’s Virgin Start-Up.

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It is hoped the new healthy lunchtime offering will appeal to both shoppers at The Springs as well as the 5,000 staff employed at Thorpe Park.

Jonathan Phillips, who set up Humpit with his father Simon Phillips, said: "We are really excited to be opening our 13th store at The Springs. It’s always great to be able to expand in our home city and whilst we already have two in Leeds, Thorpe Park Leeds has a unique offering in that it has a self-serving and fast emerging community crying out for fast and healthy lunch options.”

Serving a selection of fresh salads, hummus, falafel and drinks, Humpit will be open seven days a week at The Springs between the hours of 11.30am-3pm. Customers will be able to benefit from a special introductory offer of a filled pitta for £2.50.

Simon Marshall, Joint Chief Executive at Scarborough International Properties which is developing Thorpe Park Leeds with funding partner Legal & General, said: "We are keen to offer a blend of street style operators alongside restaurants at the scheme, and indeed a mix of healthy and indulgent food choices.

"We look forward to supporting Humpit’s new venture with us and consider this to be a good example of how smaller operators can also serve the diverse clientele at Thorpe Park Leeds. We will soon announce a number of further deals which will see The Springs nearly 90 per cent occupied less than 15 months since launch.”

Phase two for Thorpe Park Leeds includes 300 new residential homes by Redrow and an 113-acre public park with sports facilities.

It has already delivered the first section of the ‘East Leeds Orbital Road’, a key piece of infrastructure connecting north and east Leeds to Junction 46 of the M1. This road will unlock land for the construction of up to 7,000 new homes in the East Leeds area, land that is either already allocated in the Local Plan or which is ‘brownfield’ land.

The award-winning development has dedicated access to Junction 46 of the M1 and has been chosen for the new railway station, ‘East Leeds Parkway’ and associated Park and Ride, connecting Thorpe Park Leeds directly to Leeds city centre in eight minutes. This forms part of a £270 million infrastructure investment into Leeds by the Department of Transport.