Tower Coffee Company, a new 1,500 sq ft coffee shop and eatery, will be opening in the Lancashire town of Blackpool.

Blackpool Entertainment Company has secured a 1,493sq ft unit on the ground floor of Number One Bickerstaffe Square, a five-storey office block forming part of the Talbot Gateway Central Business District.

Greg Ball, a development surveyor at Muse Developments, the firm behind the scheme, said: “Tower Coffee Company will enhance the tenant mix and retail offering for this part of Blackpool.”

The coffee shop is scheduled to open in April – it will serve hot and cold drinks, and freshly-made food, and will include a Coffee Republic.

Last month, Coffee Republic launched a new franchise partnership with The Midcounties Co-operative.