Family business bringing The Works to Wycombe
Family-run eatery The Works is bring an exciting new restaurant concept to High Wycombe - part of Wycombe District Council's Old Town Renewal project.
The Works was launched in Aylesbury by the Bolton family in 2014 and has built up a huge following with its waffles, homemade ice creams, brunch and cocktails menu.
The family is making the trip along the A4010 to open its second eatery in Wycombe High Street in time for the Christmas shopping crowds, creating more than 30 jobs.
The Works is based in the former Greggs bakery, which was bought and leased by Wycombe District Council as part of the authority’s continued aim of breathing new life into the historic area of the town centre.
Owner Roger Bolton said:
"We’re really excited about bringing The Works to High Wycombe and look forward to making many new friends along the way."
The Works joins The Red Squirrel Brewery Shop Emporium, Reflections, Yes Please Golf and Enterprise HQ, the incubator run by High Wycombe Business Improvement District Company, as new businesses that have grown out of the regeneration project.
Wycombe District Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Regeneration, Cllr Roger Wilson, said:
"The Works is a great addition to High Wycombe’s restaurants and bars, and a further boost to the ‘old area' of town.
"We have been quietly pursuing a regeneration initiative - acquiring old units, often on historic leases, and re-presenting them to the market to attract new businesses.
"It is a step-by-step process with more still left to do but the latest addition of The Works shows that Wycombe District Council is helping to create jobs, boost business and breathe new life into the 'old town', all while creating a new revenue stream to protect and improve key services in the face of Government funding cuts."
The Works is currently looking for people to fill a number of vacancies at the restaurant.
For more information about vacancies and updates from The Works as the fit out of the High Street unit continues, go to visit the Works on Facebook (external website) or @eatatthework on Twitter and Instagram.