Work began last week at Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre on a brand new coffee shop. SOHO Coffee Co. will be opening in May for all leisure centre and library users, a first for SOHO Coffee Co. and for Circadian Trust who operates the leisure centre.
This will be the third Bristol outlet for the Cheltenham-based company, who have existing branches at Cabot Circus and Cribbs Causeway.
The opening is part of a continuing programme of improvements by not-for-profit organisation Circadian Trust, which runs the leisure centres in South Gloucestershire. Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre has recently undergone a £115,000 refurbishment programme to its fitness facilities and further plans to improve the reception area are underway.
Dean Barney, Regional Manager for Circadian Trust, comments: “We’re always looking at ways we can improve our leisure centres and the overall experience. A lot of our customers like to relax after a swim or work out by having something to eat or drink; by bringing a such a good quality and established brand to Bradley Stoke, we will be able do this.”
SOHO Coffee Co. will serve organic, Fairtrade coffee, a range of made to order juices and smoothies, fresh, handmade sandwiches, baguettes and paninis, salads, jumbo jacket potatoes, breakfast and pastries. A range of new food has been developed especially for the very important Bradley Stoke younger guests by way of the SOHOKids menu.
Penny Manuel, from SOHO Coffee Co., comments: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Circadian Trust. The SOHO at Bradley Stoke will see SOHO mark its entry into the very exciting leisure centre market in our home market of Bristol. Our values very much fit in with those of Circadian Trust. We are developing and tailoring our offer to meet the needs of our customers wishing to relax with their families or refuel with healthy and high energy options after an energetic workout.
A temporary café will be available until SOHO Coffee Co. opens in mid-May.