British Land and Oxford Properties sign exciting food and drink brands at The Leadenhall Building

March 30, 2017

British Land and Oxford Properties have announced that premium fast food restaurant Bel-Air (2,100 sq ft) and speciality London coffee company, Black Sheep Coffee (1,760 sq ft), will open at The Leadenhall Building, completing the leasing of the retail space.

Black Sheep Coffee and Bel-Air will open in spring 2017 and join Leonid Shutov’s first restaurant in the City which opens later this year.

The Leadenhall Building will be Bel-Air’s third restaurant and builds on the success of its Shoreditch branch and recent opening in Farringdon. Committed to providing fresh and nutritious take away food, Bel-Air uses sustainably sourced and ethically grown foods offering LA inspired breakfasts and lunches.

Independently owned Black Sheep Coffee provides speciality coffees and coffee inspired cocktails. Both Bel-Air and Black Sheep Coffee will be fully licensed, enabling them to provide an evening offering including a range of alcoholic drinks such as cocktails and craft beers.

James Rayner, Asset Manager on behalf of the joint venture, said: “The iconic Leadenhall Building provides the perfect location for aspirational brands such as Black Sheep Coffee and Bel-Air. These lettings are in line with our focus on enlivening our places and are a great example of how the City is evolving from a global business hub to include high-end retail, hotels, bars and restaurants.”

The surrounding streetscape has been transformed with high quality paving, landscaping and planting, creating a brand new public square and a new pedestrian route between Leadenhall Street and Undershaft. The retail spaces sit alongside the new pedestrian route and the public realm offering.”

The Leadenhall Building, designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, provides 610,000 sq ft of office space over 45 floors and has attracted the highest rents ever paid in the City of London. The building is fully let.

British Land and Oxford Properties exchanged contracts for the sale of The Leadenhall Building to C C Land on 1 March. Completion is conditional on approval by the shareholders of C C Land.

British Land and Oxford Properties were represented by Davis Coffer Lyons.