British accessories brand Olivia Burton will open its first UK store in Covent Garden’s Market Building in May 2018, reports Capital & Counties Properties.
Olivia Burton was founded by best friends Lesa Bennett and Jemma Fennings in 2012. Named after Lesa's great aunt, the brand creates watches and jewellery with extraordinary attention to detail. Its collections take inspiration from nature, vintage finds and the latest catwalk trends, and are designed at the brand's London studio. Expect pretty prints, must-have colourways and innovative design details.
Michelle McGrath, Director of Capco Covent Garden, commented: “We’re delighted that Olivia Burton has chosen Covent Garden for their first store. Their beautiful products fit perfectly in the Market Building alongside the likes of Daniel Wellington, Deciem and Tom Ford. This addition further strengthens the district’s premium beauty, accessory and fashion offer.”
Co-Founding Director Jemma Fennings added: "Covent Garden is such an iconic spot. With its beautiful architecture and history as a long-standing flower market, there couldn't be a more perfect place to open our very first store.”
13/02/2018 09:22 by Buildington
Premium fragrance brand Atelier Cologne has agreed to occupy a 1,300 sq ft unit in Covent Garden’s iconic Market Building, reports Capital & Counties Properties.
The boutique in Covent Garden will be the first standalone store in the UK for the perfumers, opening in mid-December. The unique space will set the stage for individual fragrance consultations and will include an engraving workshop where clients can personalise the leather case of the perfume bottles.
Source: Capital & Counties Properties www.capitalandcounties.com
03/12/2016 09:08 by Buildington
A new installation has been set up in Covent Garden which wraps 32,000 square feet of mirrors around the eastern façade of the world-renowned Market Building.
‘Reflect London’ has been created to offer striking new perspectives of the historic site while concealing essential building works as the Grade II* listed landmark undergoes its latest transformation. The striking renovation will house an iconic new restaurant from SUSHISAMBA which is the 100th brand to join the Covent Garden estate.
In total, 67 mirrors will take residence in the Piazza, the angles of which will be adjusted as time passes to create an ever-changing surface reflecting countless viewpoints and endless perspectives of Covent Garden through the seasons.
Beverley Churchill, Creative Director of Capco Covent Garden, comments: “The refurbishment of the Market Building heralds a new era for Covent Garden so we wanted to take a moment to reflect, and encourage our visitors to do the same. We like to surprise so, rather than opt for traditional hoardings, we’ve created something more visually arresting for our visitors to discover.”
‘Reflect London’ is being brought to life by specialist design agency Sculptivate and creative advisors Verrecchia & Partners’ and will be in place for around eight months. The installation is the latest visual curiosity from Covent Garden following cultural commissions from the likes of Charles Pétillon, Alex Chinneck and Jeff Koons, all of which attracted world-wide media attention.
Visitors are encouraged to share their own reflection of London by capturing the mirrors on camera with @CoventGardenLDN and #ReflectLondon.
20/04/2016 10:39 by Buildington
Capital & Counties Properties PLC and Samba Brands Management have announced that internationally renowned SUSHISAMBA has agreed terms to occupy Covent Garden’s famed Opera Terrace within the historic Market Building, creating their latest visionary London restaurant.
SUSHISAMBA is operated by Samba Brands Management and has restaurants in London, New York, Las Vegas and Miami.
The Opera Terrace, which is located at the top of the Grade II listed building and comprises c. 9,000 sq ft including a balcony, is uniquely positioned with striking rooftop views across the Piazza. A bold and contemporary renovation of the site will see the existing conservatory replaced with a new Eric Parry glazed design, creating an iconic addition to the Market Building. SUSHISAMBA Covent Garden is expected to open in early 2017.
Sarah-Jane Curtis, Director of Capco Covent Garden, commented: "Our strategy at Covent Garden is focused on providing a world-class retail and dining environment for our visitors. Covent Garden’s Opera Terrace is a premier location and a prominent dining pitch in London; we are delighted that SUSHISAMBA will bring its creative blend of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine to the estate.”
Shimon Bokovza, managing partner and CEO of Samba Brands Management, commented: “The energy of Covent Garden and its international appeal make it a natural fit for SUSHISAMBA’s second London location. We look forward to unveiling our cutting-edge plans and are honoured to join the growing list of pedigree brands that make up Covent Garden’s iconic estate.”
SUSHISAMBA has long been recognised for its impressive venues around the world. Its choice of Covent Garden as the location for its latest restaurant reflects the vibrant dining offering that Capco has successfully crafted in recent years. SUSHISAMBA joins a number of globally acclaimed and independent restaurants already on the estate, including LIMA Floral, The Ivy Market Grill, Balthazar, Shake Shack, Ladurée and Chez Antoinette.
At Covent Garden, Capco has developed a unique mix of retail and restaurants from a range of independent and international brands through considered and creative placemaking. In the coming months, Covent Garden will welcome further additions to its dining scene, from Gregory Marchand’s Parisian restaurant Frenchie on Henrietta Street, to gourmet tea emporium Mariage Frères, which will open its first standalone London café and store on King Street in 2016.
02/02/2016 09:10 by Buildington