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Lewis Craig Blog Archive

NARS New Head Office

Lewis Craig are delighted to have advised luxury beauty brand NARS Cosmetics with their recent UK Head Office relocation project, resulting in a move to 100 New Oxford Street, located in the heart of Central London.

100 New Oxford Street has recently been transformed to provide 34,000 sq ft of Grade A office space, with NARS securing some 6,000 sq ft of open plan space on the 6th floor.

Having considered several other options the premises were identified as offering the perfect solution for the company’s UK Head office requirement.

Oliver Bonas take over Earth

With over 45 stores across the UK, Oliver Bonas have recently opened their new store at 37 Eastcastle Street in the West End of London, in good time for the peak season trading period.

Representing Earth Hairdressing, Lewis Craig acted in arranging for the disposal of the premises comprising around 2,500 sq ft over ground and basement floors, along with an additional 1,500 sq ft of upper floor office/ancillary space.

MAC Make-Over Camden

Acting for the freeholder, Lewis Craig have arranged for a letting of retail premises at 279 Camden High Street to MAC Cosmetics.

A strong level of interest was received from a range of retailers looking to secure representation in the stretch of Camden High Street between Camden Town Underground and the world famous Camden Lock Market by Camden Lock Bridge.

Achille Salvagni Atelier acquires Mayfair flagship

Acting on behalf of Liquidators David Rubin & Partners, Lewis Craig were recently involved with the assignment of the leasehold interest at 12 Grafton Street, Mayfair to Achille Salvagni Atelier. Achille Salvagni, a member of the Italian Order of Registered Architects, and an interior and furniture designer, founded the firm in 2002.

Blüthner Pianos West End Relocation

Blüthner Pianos, represented by Lewis Craig, have opened an impressive new showroom in the heart of the West End, at the landmark 10 Portman Square development situated at the southern end of Baker Street by Portman Square, London W1.

Located alongside Waitrose and Fired Earth, close to Selfridges, the premises comprising some 4,070 sq ft, offer a two level showroom of modern design, featuring additional sound-proofed, air conditioned practice and recording rooms each featuring a grand piano.

Fired Earth at Ascot

Acting on behalf of bespoke furniture specialists Woodstock, Lewis Craig have arranged for an assignment of the leasehold interest on their showroom premises in Winkfield Road, Ascot to Fired Earth Limited, part of the AGA Rangemaster Group Plc.


The premises, extending to just under 3,000 sq ft over ground and first floors along with a front courtyard area, occupy a prominent position in Winkfield Road at the junction of High Street.

Coffee Republic appoint Lewis Craig

Lewis Craig have been appointed by Coffee Republic to assist their growing number of UK franchisees in securing new sites.

Coffee Republic currently operate 4 Company Bars, including Bluewater Shopping Centre, with 16 UK franchises, including Marble Arch and Wood Green, with a further 4 franchises opening by Mid Feb 2015, and the franchise division is on target for a minimum of 20 plus new franchises, by the end of 2015.

In addition to operating in the UK, Coffee Republic have a growing international presence, with 19 Bars operated by Master Franchisees in South Africa, Jordan, Kuwait, Vilnius International Airport Lithuania (opened in September 2014) Pakistan (Lahore and Islamabad opened in 2013), Romania and Lanzarote Airport in the Canary Islands (opened in August 2014), Qatar (in the prestigious Pearl Development in Doha opened in December 2014), and the latest International Bar due to open in Oman in February, with discussions underway with several other prospective international master licence operators.