Kaspa’s Desserts will hold its grand opening at Wolverhampton’s city centre showpiece i10 building on Friday, June 24, at noon. The dessert house chain has taken over two units to house its first Midlands branch which will employ more than 25 local people at the multi-million pound office and retail development. The i10 building, next to the railway station and bus station, was completed in December and forms part of the city’s £120 million Interchange plans.
Superdrug became the first tenant to start trading in February and Greene King opened its new Hungry Horse family-friendly pub restaurant – The Sunbeam - the following month. The retail units on the ground floor sit under three floors of top grade office space, two of which will be occupied by worldwide expert in water treatment, Ovivo, and award-winning home builder and regeneration specialist, countryside.
Kaspa’s Desserts offer the world’s favourite hot and cold desserts under one roof – boasting irresistible gelatos, waffles, crepes, milkshakes, smoothies and sundaes. Bal Dhanjal, Kaspa’s Manager, said: “Our i10 venue is looking the part and we are really excited about opening for business in Wolverhampton. The council and partners have provided great support to us in helping recruit staff from the area and we are looking forward to establishing ourselves in the city centre. The regeneration plans for Wolverhampton are very exciting and we are delighted to be a part of it.”
City of Wolverhampton Council is close to agreeing a deal over another unit, while the final retail unit will be marketed later this year. Councillor John Reynolds, Cabinet Member for City Economy, added: “The businesses that have moved into i10 are thriving. “Kaspa’s is another exciting addition to the development and brings something different to Wolverhampton. i10 is now almost fully let and forms what is becoming an impressive gateway into the city centre. As well as encouraging more investment, it is also delivering dozens of new jobs for local people.”
Wider Interchange development has seen work start on the extension of the railway station car park. A major new railway station and the Metro extension will follow.