F&C adds to St Christopher’s Place line-up

Harry’s Bar and Homeslice among new arrivals to central London estate

F&C Commercial Property Trust, which is managed by BMO Real Estate Partners, has agreed two new restaurant lettings with Caprice Holdings and Homeslice at its St Christopher’s Place central London estate, adding to a flurry of leasing activity across the West End asset over the past year.

Caprice Holdings has agreed to take 3,567 sq ft of space for Harry’s Bar, a sister restaurant and bar to Harry’s Dolce Vita in Knightsbridge. The elegant Italian restaurant will feature a large terrace for alfresco dining. And woodfired pizza restaurant Homeslice has signed a lease on 1,920 sq ft across four storeys for its sixth London outlet.

Both restaurants are located on James Street, just bustling Oxford Street and adjacent to Bond Street underground station, and are due to open in the fourth quarter of 2018 following the respective fit outs.

St Christopher’s Place’s has also seen the arrival of Hoppers, the award winning JKS Group’s authentic Sri Lankan restaurant, and Ole & Steen, the Danish bakery, over the past year, following a redevelopment of 71-77 Wigmore Street.

Fund manager Richard Kirby said: “We believe the root of this estate’s success is the careful selection of contemporary and complementary brands that create the most appealing destination possible that very simply ensures customers continue to be drawn to St Christopher’s Place. These latest lettings are a clear demonstration of our unwavering commitment to this principle as well as our ability to curate a compelling tenant line-up that constantly evolves in response to the latest market trends.

Located between Oxford Street and Marylebone, St. Christopher’s Place is a freehold asset with a value of over £320m[2] comprising 43 buildings and 169 lettable units, which include restaurants and shops occupied by high quality fashion and F&B brands as well as residential apartments and office space.

FCPT was advised by Davis Coffer Lyons and CWM on its latest lettings. Bruce Gillingham Pollard has recently been appointed as lettings adviser.

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