Everyman, the boutique cinema operator, has signed for a 3 screen cinema at Broadgate’s 1FA – marking another significant step in the campus’ evolution into a vibrant, mixed use neighbourhood for workers and visitors.
Offering a premium experience where customers can enjoy an array of films, special events, launches and live cultural broadcasts, Everyman will take 11,000 sq ft across the ground and lower ground floors of the building and will open in 2019.
Other recent signings at Broadgate include Eataly, the Italian marketplace, which has chosen 135 Bishopsgate to open its first UK location in 2020; Inception Group, which will launch its first City bar, Mrs Fogg’s, in Broadgate Circle later this summer; and Mimecast, the UK-founded cybersecurity company, which is taking 79,000 sq ft at 1FA when its refurbishment completes next year.
Crispin Lilly, Chief Executive, Everyman, said: “We think this amazing and innovative development in such an exciting part of London is a perfect fit for Everyman. We particularly like Broadgate’s focus on people and the experience, whether this is through its use of public squares and outdoor dining or its ambition to become a landmark retail destination.
“Everyman’s success is rooted in our absolute focus on the customer experience whether it is from our unique and welcoming bars, quality food and drink, or most importantly, our terrific venue teams. Everyman customers have high expectations and our ongoing challenge is to meet or exceed them. We believe our cinema will become a key part of the evolving social scene around 1FA.”
Claire Barber, Head of Central London Retail and Meadowhall, British Land said: “Everyman is exactly the kind of brand that we’re looking to join us at Broadgate as we focus on the campus’ evolution into a vibrant, mixed use neighbourhood.
“Perfectly complementing the campus’ increasingly diverse selection of restaurants and bars, Everyman will be a major draw for visitors throughout the week and will provide another evening venue for our customers on campus.”
1FA is undergoing a major refurbishment to deliver 247,000 sq ft of new offices and 42,000 sq ft of space for the new Everyman Cinema, retail and restaurants. These progressive plans, which include the addition of a roof terrace, are designed to specifically appeal to innovative businesses looking for modern, quality space in an excellent location.
This development work, alongside the redevelopment of 100 Liverpool Street and refurbishment of 135 Bishopsgate, is part of British Land’s focus on enhancing Broadgate’s environment for workers and visitors, before, during and after the working day, and on delivering a place that appeals to innovative businesses looking for well located, modern workspace.
For further details on Broadgate, visit www.broadgate.co.uk.
|Claire Turvey, FTI Consulting||
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About British Land
Our portfolio of high quality UK commercial property is focused on Retail around the UK and London Offices. We own or manage a portfolio valued at £18.2 billion (British Land share: £13.7 billion) as at 31 March 2018 making us one of Europe’s largest listed real estate investment companies.
Our strategy is to provide places which meet the needs of our customers and respond to changing lifestyles - Places People Prefer. We do this by creating great environments both inside and outside our buildings and use our scale and placemaking skills to enhance and enliven them. This expands their appeal to a broader range of occupiers, creating enduring demand and driving sustainable, long term performance.
Our Retail portfolio is focused on Regional and Local multi-let centres, and accounts for 48% of our portfolio. Our Offices portfolio comprises three office-led campuses in central London as well as high quality standalone buildings and accounts for 49% of our portfolio. Increasingly our focus is on providing a mix of uses and this is most evident at Canada Water, our 53 acre redevelopment opportunity where we have plans to create a new neighbourhood for London.
Sustainability is embedded throughout our business. Our places, which are designed to meet high sustainability standards, become part of local communities, provide opportunities for skills development and employment and promote wellbeing. Our industry-leading sustainability performance led to British Land being awarded a five star rating in the 2017 Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark for the second year running.
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 achievements over a period of five years.
Further details can be found on the British Land website at www.britishland.com.
Broadgate is where innovation and finance play.
It is the largest pedestrianised neighbourhood in Central London: a diverse community connecting innovation and finance, and a public arena for new food, retail and culture.
Lying adjacent to the busy transport hub of Liverpool Street station and surrounded by Shoreditch, Spitalfields, Old Street and the City, Broadgate connects Europe’s capitals of investment and technology.
Joint owners British Land and GIC are investing £1.5 billion in Broadgate’s evolution into a world class, mixed use destination for London.
Their masterplan for Broadgate will deliver 4.9 million sq ft of new and redefined workplaces, retail and restaurants, bringing people together to work, shop, drink and dine.
Broadgate’s rare collection of public spaces combines the community and feel of the historic piazza with the energy of modern London. These spaces play host to over 100 cultural events annually, providing a showcase for emerging ideas and talent.