Chipotle plans Kensington opening

February 26, 2024

Renowned US brand, Chipotle, is planning to further increase its presence in central London with an opening in Gloucester Road. Scheduled to open later this year, Chipotle have taken on the former HSBC bank site opposite Gloucester Road Station.

Earlier this week, Propel revealed that the brand had lined up an opening on the former Le Pain Quotidien site in Tottenham Court Road.

Chipotle currently operates 19 sites in the UK – 17 in London plus one each in Watford and Guildford.

Speaking last month, Jacob Sumner, director of European operations at Chipotle, said: “Given the rising popularity of Chipotle across London, our expansion in the larger area remains a top priority for our international strategy.”

The deal marks DCL’s third acquisition for Chipotle in the last year, with sites acquired at O2 Greenwich and Lordship Lane in East Dulwich in 2023.

Louie Gazdar, of DCL acted for Chipotle and Matt Fordham, of CBRE, acted for HSBC on the Gloucester Road deal.