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Development & London Estates Leasing / Previous projects

Kenwood Stables for English Heritage
Acting on behalf of English Heritage, we carried out a campaign to source an operating partner for EH to develop an historic stable block forming part of the Kenwood Estate, to contribute positively to the visitor experience as well as securing a sustainable future for the property. A number of interesting proposals were received; we structured a deal with a suitable candidate, which unfortunately did not progress due to changes in funding leading to the project being aborted.

The Crown Estate: Quadrant Restaurants
As retained leisure advisor to The Crown Estate, we place great pride in our success of sourcing new operations for its Regent Street Estate. This has included Jeremy King; Chris Corbin’s Brasserie Zedel and Denmark’s MASH (Modern American Steakhouse);situated within the former Regent Palace Hotel; two flagship restaurants which were one of the biggest recent art deco restoration projects in the UK.

Gatwick Airport
Acting for Gatwick Airport, where eating and drinking is seen as a major influence in its commitment to “Changing Gatwick”, we advised on a new food mix and introduced different concepts to improve the travellers’ overall experience. This included introducing a wider range of cuisines to satisfy different ethnicities, cuisines and food trends, also recognised as a key draw in attracting and satisfying new airlines to operate out of there. We addressed reliance on franchise arrangements and encouraged restaurateurs to operate company-run stores, such as the new Jamie Oliver at Gatwick which received the accolade for Best Transport Opening of 2012. We have specific expertise in concession arrangements at airports and worked hand in hand with the airport on strategy through to delivery.

Shaftesbury: St Martin’s Courtyard
We acted solely to deliver the restaurant offering at St Martin’s Courtyard, Shaftesbury’s joint venture in Covent Garden, including the West End flagship for Jamie’s Italian, acclaimed Indian concept Dishoom, the first Bill’s restaurant and cafe in London and a new Thai concept from the team behind Patara, as well as enoteca-cum-caffe Dalla Terra.

CTP St James: St Paul’s Place, Sheffield
We provided consultancy and agency advice on Sheffield’s new central restaurant quarter; part of a mixed-use scheme comprising Grade A offices and City Loft apartments. Lettings included Café Rouge, Caffe Nero and Piccolino and, more recently, Pizza Express and Cosmo.

More London
We advised on the prestigious business district between London Bridge and Tower Bridge from 2005, with sole F&B agency from 2007 to the scheme being fully let and subsequently on asset management. We carried out restaurant lettings to Strada, Dim T and Gaucho Grill and A1 lettings to Pret a Manger, EAT, Itsu, Spianata & Co, Pod and Costa Coffee.

Grosvenor: Mayfair and Belgravia Estates
Our advice on Grosvenor’s vast leisure holdings extended not only to their new developments, including Festival Place, Basingstoke and Liverpool One, but also their Central London Estates of Belgravia and Mayfair. We carried out asset management exercises on old pubs, introducing new vibrant gastropub operators, international restaurateurs and signature Michelin chefs and new up –and-coming embryonic brands bringing a point of difference.

The Power Station, London for Parkview International
Advised on the proposal for the transformation of London’s most iconic landmark into a 1.47 million sq ft innovative entertainment, retail, restaurant, café, bar and club address; responsible for the evolution and letting of some 250,000 sq ft of licensed and leisure premises before the scheme was sold to Treasury Holdings in 2006.

Paddington Central for Development Securities
Sole leisure advisor on major central London regeneration project. Provided consultancy and agency advice in creating the eating and drinking nucleus for the area, making the most of the waterside location in order to give a varied mix of operators. DCL introduced independent bar/restaurant The Union, Yakitoria Japanese Restaurant, national pizza pasta brand Zizzi, oriental restaurant Pearl Liang, and emerging fish restaurant brand Seabass.

Gunwharf Quays
We advised Land Securities on its £200m mixed-use development on Portsmouth Harbour waterfront, introducing new concepts to create a point of difference at the scheme.

Regent Quarter for LaSalle Investment Management
Consultancy and agency advice on the bar/restaurant units at the centre of the £150 million mixed-use scheme that is the first phase of the massive regeneration of Kings Cross. Introduced Kitchin and Camino as tenants, the latter having been awarded “Best Bar in Britain” in the 2008 Observer Food Monthly Awards.

Clarence Dock for Crosby Group Plc
Consultancy and agency advice on the largest regeneration project in the North West; comprising 500,000 sq ft of retail and leisure facilities, 1,100 luxury apartments, and a new casino and hotel in a waterside setting. Festival Place, Basingstoke for Grosvenor. Fifteen food and beverage offers around new Public Square including sourcing pilot outlet Ciao Baby from South Africa.

Mailbox, Birmingham for Mailbox Ltd
At the very outset, creating this new waterside venue for restaurants and grazing, extending to 100,000 sq ft in a newly created area abutting the Convention Quarter.

Evolvement of 1 Leicester Square, WC1 for CLS
An eight-storey multi-faceted leisure venue, capable of fragmentation or an overall letting. Initial letting to Home Nightclub, subsequently re-let to Viacom to broadcast TRL, its New York show.

Creation of St Christopher’s Place, W1 for Randsworth Holdings
A new square which has become the hub for eating and drinking just off Oxford Street, which helped kick-start the impressive retail offer. Sofra, Pizza Express, Carluccio’s, to name but a few.

Trocadero on behalf of Burford
Targeting new food, beverage and bar operations for Central London landmark.

Electric Press, Leeds for Asda St James
Pre-letting key units to key tenants for new square in the cultural quarter to operations including Ha! Ha! and Inventive to be supplemented by well managed and coveted local outlets.

The Development & London Estates Leasing Team:

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Tracey Mills

Executive Director
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Lottie Newman

Associate Director
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