Trocadero signs up new Marvels to add to its menu of entertainments in the West End

Trocadero, the leisure group demerged from Burford Holdings last November, has signed an agreement to lease 20,000 square feet on four floors at the West End's premier entertainment complex to a new company, Marvel Mania, and to receive a turnover-related participation in the venture.

Marvel Mania is a joint venture between Robert Earl's restaurant chain Planet Hollywood International, recently successfully floated in the US, and Ronald Pearlman's Marvel Entertainment Group of the US. Trocadero says Marvel Mania will establish one of the world's largest themed restaurants based on the Marvel comic book cult heroes Spiderman, Captain America, the Fantastic Four and the Silver Surfer. The concept will also include themed retail space.

The development of Marvel Mania's site is subject to planning permission being granted.