New Bristol HQ for Hotcha

Chinese takeaway and delivery brand, Hotcha is set to open a new headquarters and production hub in Bristol.

The company has taken a 19,066 sq ft industrial unit at Airfield House in Hengrove on a 10 year lease. The unit will be used by Hotcha for food preparation and distribution, as well as providing their new headquarters offices.

Property advisor Cushman & Wakefield agreed the letting on behalf of the landlord, a private pension fund, whilst JLL acted on behalf of Hotcha.

The property comprises a modern production/warehouse facility and incorporates 4,055 sq ft of open plan office space on the ground and first floors. The building is also energy efficient with green features such as roof mounted solar panels and a heat recovery system.

Hotcha was previously based at South Liberty Lane, Ashton Vale, but needed to relocate to meet the demand of their expanding network of restaurants.

Philip Cranstone, Associate in Cushman & Wakefield’s Bristol office commented: “We are delighted to welcome Hotcha to Airfield House. This letting together with others concluded by Cushman & Wakefield over the last 12 months at nearby Hawkfield Business Park, underpin the current strength of the South Bristol industrial market, with occupiers taking confidence in the location from the new South Bristol Link Road, which is opened in January.”

Set up in Bristol in 2011 by James Liang, Hotcha now has 13 outlets, predominantly in the South West, offering ‘fast, friendly and fresh’ Chinese food. Last year it secured £7.5 million in funding to expand further, with ten new locations in London and the South-East due to open over the next 18 months.

Giles Weir of JLL who acted for Hotcha added: “Hotcha’s growth and continued expansion has been impressive and they are fast becoming a household name in the South West and further east as they roll out more outlets. Airfield House shows a 400% expansion in the their warehouse needs and has proved to be perfect for their occupation going forward.”