Urban Tea Rooms Joins The Mix at Shaftesbury’s Carnaby Estate

September 27, 2012

On behalf of Shaftesbury plc, Davis Coffer Lyons’ Development Leasing team has completed the letting of 19 Kingly Street to Urban Tea Rooms Ltd.

Urban Tea Rooms has taken a new 10 year lease expiring September 2022, for the ground floor and basement premises comprising 866 sq ft. The unit was formerly let to Ramen Seto.

Urban Tea Rooms will launch a quality, organic tea shop and cafe, selling British produce including artisan sandwiches, hand?made cakes, salads and soups, Fairtrade teas and artisan coffee. All produce is sourced from Red Tractor Assured farms in Kent, Sussex, the Cotswolds and North Yorkshire. The look and feel of the concept is described as a “country kitchen, mixed with urban cool”.

Tracey Mills, Director at Davis Coffer Lyons, said: “Shaftesbury’s retail and leisure strategy encourages a wealth of new brands and the very best emerging concepts. Urban Tea Rooms really complements Carnaby’s fabulous array of vibrant one-off independent leisure offers. They join the recently signed artisan espresso brand Mozzino, which has just opened a new contemporary lifestyle concept inspired by 1950’s Italian scootering on Broadwick Street.

Davis Coffer Lyons is retained by to advise niche central London developer Shaftesbury on its “urban villages” including the Opera Quarter, Covent Garden’s new food quarter, and recently on St Martin’s Courtyard, for both asset management and new lettings. DCL is charged with introducing innovative operators to complement the personality of each area and ensuring an eclectic range of new food and drink offers.