Wok&Go has joined the impressive list of tenants at the city's multi million pound i10 office and retail development.

The UK's number one noodle bar chain continues to grow globally and has agreed a deal to take over one of the remaining 2 retail units on the ground floor.

It will start fitting out this week, with a view to opening its doors for business at the end of November.

Up to 10 jobs are expected to be created, in addition to the 70 jobs delivered so far by fellow i10 ground floor businesses Greene King, Superdrug and Kaspa's Desserts.

The 3 floors of top grade office space above the ground floor are also fully occupied by Ovivo, Countryside and Tarmac's Building Products division.

The new showpiece i10 building next to the train station was completed in December and forms part of the city's £120 million Interchange plans.

Wok&Go was established in 2007, delivering fresh food onsite by skilled chefs that captures a love of the taste, aromas and overall experience of Asian dining in New York City.

Wok&Go Managing Director, Des Pheby, said: "The location of i10 is ideal for us and being next to the bus and train stations will provide good footfall.

"A lot of investment is being made in Wolverhampton and it seems like a good time to open a branch there.

"We have opened in similar places up and down the country, like Hull, and feel the concept will go down well in the city, particularly with the thousands of students."

Councillor John Reynolds, Cabinet Member for City Economy, added: "The addition of Wok&Go gives us a strong collection of retail and food outlets at i10.

"Their presence enhances the city offering and provides further jobs for the people of Wolverhampton.

"More than £992 million of investment in the city centre is either on site or in the pipeline and i10 is a shining example what that investment is delivering."

As well as encouraging more investment and boosting prosperity in the city, i10 forms part of the gateway to the city for people arriving off the national rail network, by bus or Metro.

Wider development will include a new state of the art railway station and the Metro line extension, which will include a new stop at the station.

Work on the refurbishment and extension of the railway station car park is on track to complete at the turn of the year and the new bus station is already in use.

  • released: Monday 17 October, 2016