Tesla opening soon in Canary Wharf
Tesla, the American automaker and energy storage company which specialises in electric cars will be opening soon in Cabot Place.
Tesla, whose mission is to accelerate the world's transition to sustainable energy, has a taken a 1,800 sq.ft unit in Cabot Place. Tesla is not just an automaker, but also a technology and design company with a focus on energy innovation - the high quality motor car showroom will be adjacent to Paul Smith, Tiffany and Churches shoes.
Dishoom and Drake & Morgan open at St Andrew Square, Edinburgh
Restaurant groups, Dishoom and Drake & Morgan, have just opened their first restaurants outside London - at St Andrew Square in Edinburgh city centre. The new arrivals continue the transformation of Edinburgh’s east end into a top shopping, dining and business district.
In addition, the Standard Life Investments Pooled Pension Property Fund – owner of the development – has just signed up Wagamama to open at St Andrew Square. Wagamama, along with Iberica which agreed a lease earlier this year, will commence fit out early this year.
Drake & Morgan, the group behind some of London’s favourite bars and restaurants, has launched its successful “The Refinery” brand in Edinburgh. The new 7,050 sq ft restaurant and bar at 5 St Andrew Square, provides an all-day escape, offering breakfast, business lunches, late-night dinners, cocktails and mixology master classes.
Dishoom, the popular Bombay-style café, opened its first Scottish restaurant at the end of November. The 6,800 sq ft unit at 3a St Andrew Square features a Bombay breakfast menu, lunch, afternoon chai, plus dinner and tipples based on the legendary cafés of Bombay, which were started in the early 1900s by Zoroastrian immigrants from Iran. “The Permit” bar is sure to become a popular destination for Edinburgh’s cocktail lovers with its menu specifically developed for Dishoom Edinburgh.
David Stewart, Fund Manager of the Standard Life Investments Pooled Pension Property Fund said: “London restaurants have a growing appetite for Edinburgh city centre, and these openings demonstrate the strong appeal of St Andrew Square for restaurant brands looking to enter Scotland for the first time. St Andrew Square is set to become the prime location for some of the best dining experiences in the city.”
Ralph Jones, Managing Director of Peveril Securities, commented: “The fact that such high profile national restaurant chains are choosing St Andrew Square for their central Edinburgh sites demonstrates the quality of both the location and the development.”
Standard Life Investments and joint venture partners, Peveril Securities, started work on the 185,000 sq ft St Andrew Square development in 2014. The main works completed in November with fit out works ongoing through to the summer of 2017, creating a mixed-use scheme with 110,000 sq ft of office space, plus 75,000 sq ft of shops, restaurants and apartments.