Hammerson has secured restaurant operator Brasserie Blanc at its 60 Threadneedle scheme in the City of London.

It will be the first restaurant in London for Brasserie Blanc, which is the eighth restaurant in Raymond Blanc’s portfolio, and the second within Hammerson’s portfolio following the opening at Quakers Friars in Cabot Circus, Bristol last September.

The 4,000 sq ft restaurant, which will also include an external dining area, will be located within the newly created pedestrian walkway, Threadneedle Walk, which links Throgmorton Street to Old Broad Street and Threadneedle Street. It will open next April.

Brasserie Blanc will join Jermyn Street tailor Turnbull & Asser and Brasserie Le Relais de Venise l'Entrecôte within Threadneedle Walk, both of which are already trading under Hammerson’s neighbouring scheme, 125 Old Broad Street.

Taylor St Baristas have also taken the final 1,100 sq ft retail unit at 125 Old Broad Street. The boutique coffee shop, which also has an outlet on New Street, near Liverpool Street is scheduled to open in early 2010.

Martin Jepson, Hammerson’s London Group managing director, said: “We have an exceptional track record in securing fashion firsts for our retail schemes and it’s fantastic that we are able to maintain this achievement with restaurateurs within our office schemes. Brasserie Blanc is a perfect brand for our office occupiers and we are confident that its success at Quakers Friars in Cabot Circus will be replicated at 60 Threadneedle Street.”

CBRE and CWM advised Hammerson. Twenty Retail represented Brasserie Blanc.