Northacre, multiple award-winning developer of London’s finest central London addresses, welcomes food retailer, Farmer J and specialist coffee house, Nostos Coffee to Orchard Place, with more commercial announcements soon to come.
Westminster, London SW1 – Northacre, multiple award-winning developer of London’s finest central London addresses, welcomes food retailer, Farmer J and specialist coffee house, Nostos Coffee to Orchard Place, with more commercial announcements soon to come.
Orchard Place is the new contemporary lifestyle destination in the heart of The Broadway SW1, Northacre’s one million sq ft mixed-use redevelopment on the site of the former Metropolitan Police Headquarters and, originally, the orchards of Westminster Abbey until the 1600s.
A new, pedestrianised thoroughfare within the 1.72-acre island site that is adjacent to Victoria Street, Orchard Place offers 27,025 sq ft of versatile commercial space for retail, fitness, and dining use, all with available areas for outdoor seating. This is alongside 115,000 sq ft of bright and flexible workspace that has been let to Capital.com, the award-winning global trading platform, and Landmark, leaders in flexible workspace. Located within walking distance of three Royal Parks and Victoria and St. James’ Park underground stations, Orchard Place is the new local neighbourhood for residents of The Broadway’s 258 apartments and the wider, established work and residential community.
Farmer J’s 2,928 sq ft location provides seating for 80 covers and an open kitchen, offering dine-in, take away and delivery services, as well as in-store digital ordering to reduce queue time. Started in 2016 by former Deutsche Bank executive, Jonathan Recanati, Farmer J promises “forkin’ good food” with produce sourced from high-welfare farms and a changing menu inspired by world cuisines.
Independent speciality coffee house, Nostos Coffee has taken a 994 sq ft adjacent location. Their objective is to establish a flagship coffee shop that attracts visitors from both the city and beyond, contributing to the development’s status as a must-visit destination. By infusing innovation, transparency, and quality into your daily coffee experience, they aim to broaden your understanding of coffee while fostering a much-needed sense of community. Founded by Edison Shehu in May 2021, this local neighbourhood café has garnered a reputation as one of London’s finest coffee houses, renowned for sourcing rare and unique coffee varieties from across the globe.
Both retailers are due to open by summer 2023.
Simon Edwardson, Head of Sales, Northacre, comments:
“Welcoming the first of our retailers is another milestone for Orchard Place at The Broadway. London’s newest pedestrian street is now fast evolving into a neighbourhood hub for the thriving, bustling area around Westminster. Northacre’s ambitions to create a strong mix of independent retailers is coming to fruition, creating a welcoming destination that keeps regulars coming back time and again whilst attracting new visitors to the area.”
Thea Rowe, Associate Director for Retail and Leisure Leasing at Bruce Gillingham Pollard, which acts on behalf of Northacre in leasing the retail at Orchard Place, adds:
“The evolving commercial landscape of London is one of the many reasons that make this such an exciting and dynamic city. Orchard Place welcomes an ever-growing range of customers from local businesses, residences and international tourism. Our goal with Northacre, London’s longest-established developer of prime central London destinations, is quickly being realised with an engaging mix of retail tenants who create the much sought-after point of difference.”
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Units available from 382 to 3,789 sq ft for retail, eateries, and fitness.
ABOUT ORCHARD PLACE AT THE BROADWAY
Orchard Place at The Broadway, SW1 is a vibrant living and lifestyle destination designed by Northacre to build a sense of community and reinvigorate Westminster. This contemporary community destination offers a blended lifestyle ecosystem that has been curated with stylish simplicity, defining a new era of living.
Within Orchard Place, visitors and residents can immerse themselves in six pillars of the community: Live, Eat, Shop, Work, Move, and Play.
As the area evolves into a thriving business and leisure neighbourhood for London, a modern 20,025 sq. ft. retail hub will play a significant role in enriching everyday life. This unique space will host a carefully curated mix of food and lifestyle retailers that strive to align with the Orchard Place community framework.
Orchard Place also delivers two outstanding workplaces of 63,000 and 52,000 sq ft, surrounded by public realm and parks in SW1’s vibrant new quarter. The bright and flexible workspaces have been designed by renowned British architectural practice Squire & Partners. Crafted to blend the energy of a modern office with the additional benefits of a contemporary community destination, these are spaces for individuals and organisations to learn, grow and thrive.
The Broadway provides 258 apartments in six new towers and includes 16,000 square feet of health, fitness and spa amenities that afford residents the chance to relax and recharge in an exceptional setting. Facilities include an elegant 25m pool, gym and personal training studio, treatment rooms and a spacious, state-of-the-art games room, that can be booked by residents as additional entertainment space, alongside well-equipped meeting rooms and screening room.
Orchard Place at The Broadway will bring a fresh and innovative addition to one of London’s most historic areas by seamlessly integrating with the lives of its inhabitants and the city around it. This new destination will reflect a modern and reinvented take on one of London’s most historic areas.
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With 30 years of experience, Northacre is London’s leading developer of exquisite residences in the most sought-after locations. Northacre distinguishes itself through an intrinsic understanding of quality, where passionate attention to detail is combined with an appreciation for craftsmanship, heritage, and innovation. Northacre has been responsible for the notable developments of The Lancasters, The Phillimores, Kings Chelsea, and The Bromptons, to name but a few. The schemes remain landmark locations within London.
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