Legal and General, owners of The Beacon, have confirmed that Nando’s will open in the £85 million extension on Wednesday.

The restaurant chain, home of the flame-grilled Portuguese Peri-Peri chicken, will be the first restaurant to open in the extension and it was the first to sign up for the extension in 2015.

Nando’s will open on the first floor where eight-screen Cineworld is due to open in the summer.

Neil Crawford, Head of Retail & Leisure Development at Legal & General, said: “It is great news that we now have an opening date for Nando’s. It’s a hugely popular restaurant that will really complement the local eating experience.”