Prime Fitzrovia Restaurant opportunity in Beautiful Conversion.
Connections Public transport links are excellent with Oxford Circus (Victoria, Central and Bakerloo lines) and Tottenham Court Road (Northern and Central lines) stations within close proximity. Tottenham Court Road Station will become a Crossrail interchange in 2018 making it one of London’s busiest transport hubs. Its implementation has been the catalyst for growth, dramatically strengthening the retail pitch east of Oxford Circus attracting significant development and office occupier demand. The western ticket hall will be within 400 metres south east of the property, greatly increasing footfall and accessibility across London. Crossrail / Elizabeth Line is Europe’s largest infrastructure project. It will increase London’s rail based transport network capacity by 10% and dramatically cut journey times across the city with an estimated 200 million people travelling by Crossrail each year. Once opened, roughly a quarter of England’s population will be able to reach Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road Station within 45 minutes, amounting to over 13 million people. Crossrail will directly connect all of London’s main business centres, linking Heathrow with Paddington, the West End, City and Canary Wharf with up to 24 trains per hour, each carrying 1,500 passengers during peak periods.
Neighbourhood Combined with significant investment and development over the last 10 years, Fitzrovia has evolved into central London’s most vibrant quarter. The area’s younger demographic, creative energy and unique building stock have made it a preferred location for the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sector - London’s most active occupier over the last 5 years. The changing face of Fitzrovia and its reputation as a world class location is epitomised by the adjacent development at Fitzroy Place, which is the new headquarters for Estée Lauder, and Rathbone Square, a 418,000 sqft mixed use development of which the entire office element of 227,000 sqft has been pre-let to Facebook as their new European Headquarters. At the cutting edge of London’s trends, Fitzrovia’s eclectic mix of boutiques, galleries and extensive restaurants complement the world-renowned retail line-up on Oxford Street and Regent Street.
Planning Usage: A3 Restaurants
The property is accessed via a fabulous double height gated entrance from Rathbone Street. The entrance lobby is semi-external, creating an unusual and quite dramatic sense of arrival. The main space is well proportioned, benefiting from a lot of natural light and good clear space. All the space is on the ground floor. There is a landscaped lightwell to one side that introduces extra light to the far end of the plan.
The scheme has been designed to enhance the unique character of the building, drawing on the site’s rich history, whilst incorporating a contemporary élan. Throughout the building the bespoke detailing, sensitivity to ornament and fine materials evokes the memory of the artisan workshops that once defined the area. Whilst using the past as a precedent the scheme is distinctive and contemporary, capturing the dynamic vitality of the current neighbourhood.
This is a fantastic opportunity for a high class operator to establish a flagship destination restaurant in this period building. With an imposing entrance and a substantial frontage to Rathbone Street, the restaurant will benefit from excellent prominence whilst internally, extensive natural light and generous floor to ceiling heights will create a luxurious ambience.
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