London, 2017-May-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — British Land announces today (11 MAY 2017) the launch of a new pop-up food concept at Broadgate, EC2
Shipping containers in Finsbury Avenue Square have become home to an exciting line-up of five independent street-food operators.
These include WOLF, which offers authentic Italian food akin to a neighbourhood-style restaurant; and Claw Food, serving crab burgers sourced from traceable, sustainable and fresh crabs from Start Bay in Devon, and Yolk, which offers breakfast and lunch including its famous poached egg pots and speciality Black Box Coffee. Two remaining operators are also under offer.
The new pop-up food line-up will be in place until late 2018 whilst British Land progresses the refurbishment of a new office and retail scheme at 1 Finsbury Avenue.
Alice Keown, F&B Asset Manager for British Land, said: “We are really excited that we have the opportunity to work with these young, energetic, creative operators at a relatively early stage in their development, and expect them to flourish at Broadgate. Yolk, WOLF and Claw Food is an eclectic line-up that will complement the already fantastic offer at Broadgate Circle, and help further establish the campus as an emerging weekend and evening destination.”
Broadgate is at the centre of one of the most exciting and vibrant parts of London. It connects the creative communities of Spitalfields and Shoreditch with the City, and is adjacent to Liverpool Street Station. Set across 30 acres, Broadgate includes four landscaped squares offering dining, shopping and health clubs. An estimated 65 million people visit Broadgate each year, which is set to increase with the opening of Crossrail in December 2018.
British Land was represented by Davis Coffer Lyons. The operators represented themselves.
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About British Land
We are one of Europe’s largest publicly listed real estate companies. We own, manage, develop and finance a portfolio of high quality UK commercial property, focused on Retail and London Offices and Residential. We own or manage total assets of £19.0 billion (British Land share is £13.9 billion) as valued at 30 September 2016. Our properties are home to over 1,200 different organisations ranging from international brands to local start-ups.
Our strategy is to create Places People Prefer. It is based on long term trends and creates a portfolio suited to current and future needs which are aligned to modern lifestyles. We employ our placemaking skills, and increasingly our mixed-use expertise to expand the appeal to a broader range of occupiers and drive long term performance.
Retail accounts for 49% of our portfolio. We create outstanding places for modern consumer lifestyles, places to shop, eat and be entertained. Comprising over 20 million sq ft of Retail and Leisure space across regional and local multi-let destinations, superstores, department stores and leisure assets, the Retail portfolio is modern, flexible and adaptable to a wide range of formats.
Office and Residential accounts for 49% of our portfolio. It comprises 7.6 million sq ft of well-connected office-led campuses and ‘campus-lite’ clusters of high quality buildings. Office campuses include Regent’s Place and Paddington Central in the West End and Broadgate (50% share) in the City. Other assets include York House, 10 Portman Square and Marble Arch House and our residential assets are at Clarges Mayfair, The Hempel Collection and Aldgate Place.
Two per cent of our portfolio is at Canada Water – a 46 acre redevelopment opportunity in our medium term pipeline to create a new mixed-use urban centre for London.
Sustainability is embedded throughout our business. Our places become part of their local communities and promote health, improve productivity and increase enjoyment. We protect asset value through energy generation and efficiency, materials innovation and flood risk reduction and we develop skills and opportunities to help local people and businesses grow.
In April 2016 British Land received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Sustainable Development, the UK’s highest accolade for business success for economic, social and environmental benefits achievements over the last five years.
Further details can be found on the British Land website at www.britishland.com.
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