The deals have been signed in the West End’s Fitzrovia district, with circa 70,000sq ft of commercial space successfully let or open since January and over 80,000sq ft currently under offer, signalling a positive upswing for the West End after an extensive period of slowdown linked to the pandemic.
Notably, Whistle Punks, the first-ever operator to bring urban axe throwing to the UK, will be opening a new flagship venue of circa 7,000sq ft moments away from Oxford Circus, which will be the biggest of its kind in Europe. The company will soon commence fit-out of the former Busaba Eathai site on Eastcastle Street to house nine throwing lanes, a pizza restaurant and a cocktail bar. The venue, which will be the brand’s fifth location, will open in September.
The Estate’s leisure and F&B offer has been further enhanced by additions such as independent café, GT Corner, which will see the owner open her third business on the Estate, and 28˚-50˚ Wine Workshop & Kitchen, which has relocated from Covent Garden into a 5,500sq ft restaurant that opened in April. Art galleries Lungley Gallery and OMNI Gallery, gym chain F45 and grocery delivery start-up Gorillas have also joined the portfolio.
Further to this, The Langham Estate, which manages a 13.8-acre district, has welcomed three new medical clinics, including global health brand Randox and cosmetic dentistry operator SmileDirectClub. Many of the deals have been made possible thanks to the agility and flexibility of the Estate, with The Langham Estate working closely with its prospective occupiers to transform spaces to suit tenants’ needs – ensuring it can cater to a wide range of businesses.