Eataly to open its first UK marketplace at British Land’s Broadgate
Eataly, the Italian marketplace, is to open its first UK location at British Land’s Broadgate in the City of London. Eataly has signed for 42,000 sq ft of ground and first floor space.
Eataly has become a global phenomenon with one very simple idea: to gather all the high-quality Italian foods under one roof, where you can eat, shop and learn. With a selection of the best Italian products, restaurants, bars, quick services, exciting on-site production laboratories, and a cooking school, Eataly will add to the already popular restaurant and bar offering at Broadgate, bringing many opportunities to learn about Italian food and culture though courses, guided tastings, demonstrations and special events.
The letting marks yet another positive step in Broadgate’s evolution into a mixed-use neighbourhood for London, and sets the tone for the world class retail destination that British Land is delivering at the campus.
Eataly’s marketplace will be accessible from both Bishopsgate and Broadgate’s Exchange Square which is due to be transformed into a new park for the campus. These additional entrances will significantly improve the campus’ permeability and its connections with the lively surrounding areas of Spitalfields and Shoreditch.
Claire Barber, head of central London retail and Meadowhall at British Land, said: “Eataly’s decision to take space at Broadgate is a fantastic endorsement of British Land’s strategy to create a vibrant, world class neighbourhood at the campus. Along with arrival of the Elizabeth Line this year, and the high quality retail space due to open in 2019, Eataly will really put Broadgate on the map as an exciting destination for Londoners to enjoy seven days a week.”