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Lewis Craig Blog Archive

Sale completed of 12 Smithfield Street to South American restaurant Assenheims 56!

Lewis Craig are delighted to announce the successful completion of 12 Smithfield Street to South American Restaurant Assenheims 56.

Acting on behalf of the former occupier, Lewis Craig were instructed to source a high-quality operator who would fit in well with the impressive 12 Smithfield Street mixed-use scheme which comprises some 100,000 sq ft of office space above.

Soho move for Bare Escentuals

Lewis Craig are delighted to have represented our client Bare Escentuals with their office relocation project, which saw the company move from their previous Soho Square offices, to Film House in Wardour Street.

Film House is one of Soho’s most prominent buildings, located on the East side of Wardour Street, in the heart of Soho. Wardour Street is one of London’s buzziest hotspots, being surrounded by numerous bars, restaurants and shopping facilities.

The premises, located on the fourth floor of Film House, provide approximately 8,300 sq ft, of largely open-plan space. Having considered several other options, the premises were identified as offering the perfect solution for the company’s UK head office requirement.

Bare Escentuals’ in-house counsel, Elaine Hutton, comments, “We are very happy with the excellent service provided by Lewis Craig throughout the relocation project, through to legal formalities being concluded. As always, the team at Lewis Craig grasped the brief and delivered excellent results.”

Originally founded in 1994 by Leslie Blodgett, in San Francisco, Bare Escentuals, with mineral based cosmetics line bareMinerals, has become a global success story. The company has been operating in the UK for over 15 years, trading from Selfridges, John Lewis, House of Fraser and Debenhams as well as bareMinerals stores across the country.

Please contact Richard Grossman regarding Bare Escentuals’ general property requirements.

bareMinerals open at Jubilee Place, Canary Wharf

Our client bareMinerals recently opened their latest boutique in the new Jubilee Place Shopping Mall extension at Canary Wharf.

The extension comprises 44,000 sq ft of retail space, has delivered 25 new stores to Canary Wharf further strengthening their highly successful existing retail offer.

The boutique comprising some 850 sq ft is extremely well located, putting bareMinerals in fine company within the new line-up with other occupiers including Banana Republic, COS, The White Company, Emmett Shirts, Rituals and Le Pain Quotidien along with a range of other exciting brands.

Lewis Craig, retained property advisers for bareMinerals UK, are delighted to have advised in the negotiating process.

Please contact Richard Grossman for further information in relation to bareMinerals on-going UK retail property requirements.

Bare Escentuals Glasgow boutique opens

Our client Bare Escentuals have opened their latest boutique at Buchanan Galleries located in the heart of Glasgow city centre. The boutique, comprising some 1,100 sq ft, occupies a prominent location on Buchanan Street at the entrance to the lower level of the scheme. Retailers located within Buchanan Galleries include John Lewis, Hollister, H&M, Mango, Miss Selfridge etc.

Richard Grossman of retained property advisers Lewis Craig says:

“Having considered several opportunities in Glasgow’s city centre, we decided this was the perfect opportunity for Bare Escentuals offering high profile representation on one the busiest shopping streets in the UK together with the attraction of being part of Buchanan Galleries with its superb tenant mix which attracts over 20 million visitors a year”.

For information on Bare Escentuals 2012 acquisition strategy, contact Richard Grossman.


Bare Escentuals opens at Dukes Lane, Brighton

Today sees the opening of Bare Escentuals latest boutique, located in Dukes Lane Brighton, in the famous historic quarter known at The Lanes which contains a collection of vibrant streets full of character, offering an interesting mix of shops, cafés and restaurants.

Comprising some 580 sq ft, the boutique previously occupied by Addict, is located between MAC and Aveda, with other retailers in Dukes Lane including Oasis, Mimco, Ted Baker, Fat Face, Fred Perry etc.

Richard Grossman of retained property advisers Lewis Craig says:

“The premises are located in absolutely the right location with a perfect clientele here and I am certain will be an immediate success. We continue with our selective acquisition process and right now discussions are taking place with a number of landlords around the UK.”

For further information on Bare Escentuals acquisition strategy contact Richard Grossman.