Fusion Students appoints Coverdale Barclay to raise the brand’s corporate profile

Fusion Students appoints Coverdale Barclay to raise the brand’s corporate profile

  • August 31, 2018
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Fusion Students offers first-class, innovative and design-led student living in Bristol, Newcastle, Cardiff and Nottingham. Established in 2013 by Co-Founders Warren Rosenberg and Nigel Henry, Fusion’s goal is to create accommodation that offers an unrivalled lifestyle for students enhancing their studies and enjoyment of university life. Fusion Students is an ambitious and growing brand, with pipeline buildings in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, a second building in Cardiff, both expected to open in 2019, followed by Sheffield in 2020. Coverdale Barclay will work with Fusion Students to enhance the awareness of the organisation, its top team and its corporate vision. Amplifying the brand’s core strengths, differences and ambitions…

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Thousands enjoy a summer in full force at The Portman Marylebone Summer Street Party

Thousands enjoy a summer in full force at The Portman Marylebone Summer Street Party

  • July 23, 2018
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Thousands of visitors flocked to New Quebec Street and Seymour Place to enjoy a summer in full force at The Portman Marylebone Summer Street Party on Thursday 19th July. Organised by Coverdale Barclay on behalf of client The Portman Estate, Marylebone’s bars, restaurants and shops took to the streets and guests from all over London enjoyed live music, street food and energetic activities for all ages. Seymour Place had a mouth-watering selection of street food, with Lurra cooking its renowned Galacian prime ribs cooked on an alfresco grill. London’s top vegetarian restaurant, The Gate, prepared a selection of sweet and savoury…

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Jack Wills and Côte Brasserie further boost Festival Place’s appeal

Jack Wills and Côte Brasserie further boost Festival Place’s appeal

  • July 18, 2018
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Festival Place Basingstoke has further strengthened its position as a premier division shopping centre with the signing of two more top brands, both new to the town. Jack Wills will join other top retailers at the centre including anchor stores Marks & Spencer, Debenhams and Next, as well as Apple, Zara, Fat Face and GAP. While Côte Brasserie will bring its Parisian-inspired all-day dining offer to the centre, boosting the wide spectrum of casual dining choices including Las Iguanas, PizzaExpress, Gourmet Burger Kitchen and Patisserie Valerie. The new signings demonstrate the high quality, aspirational brands that the scheme continue to…

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Springfields Outlet: Combining retail and leisure

Springfields Outlet: Combining retail and leisure

  • July 18, 2018
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Coverdale Barclay, working with client SLR, has unveiled Springfields Adventure Land. The new leisure facilities, which significantly add to the appeal of Springfields Outlet, the leading shopping and leisure destination in the East of England, will provide visitors with a fun family day out. The newly-opened attraction includes an American Diner and boasts the UK’s largest JCB Young Drivers Zone, a German-manufactured Tree Top Village plus an exciting range of other family-friendly activities. Research has shown the combination of retail and leisure is becoming increasingly important in driving footfall to a scheme. Springfields Outlet is one of the first retail…

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Marylebone’s key hotels take a tour of the area with The Portman Estate

Marylebone’s key hotels take a tour of the area with The Portman Estate

The Portman Estate hosted a familiarisation tour of Marylebone for concierge staff of some of the area’s best hotels, including Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill, Z Hotel at Gloucester Place, The Arch, Chiltern Firehouse and London Marriott Marble Arch. Following breakfast at The Grazing Goat, concierge staff were taken on a tour on Chiltern Street, Seymour Place and New Quebec Street where The Portman Estate talked through the unique characters of the streets and the exciting mix of dining and shopping options available. Coverdale Barclay organised and managed the familiarisation tour on behalf of The Portman Estate.

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First restaurant signed for new dining quarter at The Grafton Cambridge

First restaurant signed for new dining quarter at The Grafton Cambridge

Independently owned Amélie is the first name to sign for Food Social, the new dining quarter at the Grafton Cambridge. It will be the UK’s only restaurant specialising in flammeküeche, an authentic light dish made of thin bread dough, spread with crème fraîche and fresh topping combinations that dates back to the 14th century and originates from the French Alsace region. Food Social is located on the first floor of the former BHS store which is being reconfigured by owner Legal & General Investment Management Real Assets. Food Social will be home to eight new casual dining restaurants, three of…

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Revised plans for Oxford Street’s transformation will be revealed in the Autumn

Revised plans for Oxford Street’s transformation will be revealed in the Autumn

  • June 28, 2018
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Changes to Oxford Street will keep moving forward, Westminster City Council confirmed, following their decision to stop plans to pedestrianise it. Barbara Brownlee, Westminster City Council’s Executive Director for growth, planning and housing said, “We are committed to change, but we got a strong message both from our residents and other groups. We know we need a solution for the traffic on Oxford Street, so we are working at speed with a variety of partners in the city, to look at some different options”. The opening of the Elizabeth Line offers a once-in-a-generation opportunity to deliver improvements and the council will formulate…

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Coverdale Barclay hosts inspirational breakfast with global retail advisor Andrew Jennings

Coverdale Barclay hosts inspirational breakfast with global retail advisor Andrew Jennings

  • June 21, 2018
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Coverdale Barclay was delighted to host an inspirational breakfast Q&A this month with clients, colleagues and global retail advisor Andrew Jennings, CB client and author of ‘Almost Is Not Good Enough’. Andrew shared his key learnings from his high-profile career as well as discussing future trends, retail insights and the importance of partnerships between landlords and retailers. That is good communication and the sharing of common goals and knowledge of customer segmentation to ensure retailer’s sustainability when opening at a new shopping centre or destination.

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July sees the return of The Portman Marylebone Summer Street Party for the eighth consecutive year

July sees the return of The Portman Marylebone Summer Street Party for the eighth consecutive year

  • June 20, 2018
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On Thursday 19th July, The Portman Marylebone Summer Street Party returns to Seymour Place and New Quebec Street for the eighth consecutive year. On behalf of The Portman Estate, Coverdale Barclay is once again overseeing the event production, creative and PR and Marketing for this annual West End calendar highlight. This year’s celebration of summer will deliver a spectrum of energetic experiences. Guests will have the opportunity to take part in salsa dance and hula hoop workshops, and enjoy a range of specially created cocktails, dishes and BBQs from some of Marylebone’s best restaurants, bars and pubs including The Zetter Townhouse, The…

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The rise and rise of outlet shopping

Outlet shopping in Europe is booming according to FSP’s annual European Outlet Shopping Report. At a presentation attended by Coverdale Barclay, outlet shopping was heralded as one of the most successful retail channels, especially in the UK which is the 2nd largest market. Sector revenues have grow by 45 per cent since 2013. Across a similar period, the number of brands with outlet formats has risen from 4,774 to some 5,461. Luxury brands are the best performers, growing at 46 per cent above the industry average. Pleasingly, one of FSP’s highlights of the year was CB client, LDO, which enjoyed…

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UBS appoints Coverdale Barclay to deliver communications to support Springfields Outlet

UBS appoints Coverdale Barclay to deliver communications to support Springfields Outlet

UBS has appointed Coverdale Barclay to deliver communications to support Springfields Outlet, part of its Triton Property Fund. UBS has invested £1.2m in a significant expansion of the leisure offer at Springfields, and the new attractions will complement the outlet retail offer and create a more appealing destination, attracting higher spending visitors and further premium retailers.

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Coverdale Barclay appointed on Birmingham’s tallest office building

Coverdale Barclay appointed on Birmingham’s tallest office building

Coverdale Barclay has been appointed to handle the communications of a major urban regeneration scheme, known as Beorma Quarter, in Birmingham city centre. Developed by Salhia Real Estate Company KSC, which is headquartered in Kuwait City, the overall mixed-use development will provide offices, residential, retail, restaurants, hotel plus a new landscaped piazza. With an estimated overall development cost of £158m, the scheme will include the city’s tallest office building (seen standing proud to the right of the picture). Phase I is mostly completed, with much of the office space let to The Prince’s Trust. The newly-unveiled Phases II and III…

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Marylebone Food Festival brought to a close with al fresco food fiesta with a twist

Marylebone Food Festival brought to a close with al fresco food fiesta with a twist

  • March 23, 2018
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Celebrating one of London’s most exciting and diverse culinary destinations, this March saw the inaugural Marylebone Food Festival launch in the West End. Home to some of the most reputable names on the UK food scene such as The Providores and Tapa Room and Trishna, Marylebone Food Festival shined a spotlight on restaurants and talented chefs from the 8th – 18th March, with an impressive line-up of events. Bringing the Festival to a close on Saturday 17th March was Marylebone Street Kitchen – an all-day al fresco food fiesta with a twist, taking place at Moxon Street car park. Free to attend, Marylebone…

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Coverdale Barclay appointed by couture jewellery house, Gilan

Coverdale Barclay appointed by couture jewellery house, Gilan

  • March 19, 2018
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Coverdale Barclay has been appointed by world-renowned, luxury jewellery house, Gilan, to develop and deliver a new Instagram strategy in-line with its brand redevelopment. The family-owned couture jeweler is based in Turkey’s cultural centre, Istanbul. Using Ottoman-era techniques to create its innovative designs, Gilan’s collections are inspired by Istanbul’s rich history. Coverdale Barclay is developing and delivering a comprehensive Instagram strategy for its redeveloped brand proposition, due to launch this spring, to grow its international following and engagement further.

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Tunsgate Quarter welcomes a wave of shoppers on opening day

Tunsgate Quarter welcomes a wave of shoppers on opening day

  • March 19, 2018
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On Thursday 15th March, Tunsgate Quarter – an 80,000 sq ft shopping and dining redevelopment in the heart of Guildford town centre – opened its doors for the first time to a large, waiting crowd. The centre’s developer, Queensberry, The Mayor of Guildford, Cllr Nigel Manning, Leader of Guildford Borough Council, Paul Spooner, and Managing Director of Guildford Borough Council, James Whiteman, cut the ribbon before the spectators rushed through to browse the new shops, taking over five minutes for the stream of people to pass through the door. A programme of entertainment, from musicians and local theatrical performances, to live art, followed,…

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Public backs consultation on ‘Traffic-free’ Oxford Street

Public backs consultation on ‘Traffic-free’ Oxford Street

  • March 13, 2018
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Plans to transform Oxford Street and the surrounding area into an unrivalled place to live, work and visit have received widespread support, Westminster City Council and TfL confirmed today. The consultation received a huge response from over 22,000 people and organisations.  Of the nearly 15,000 people who completed an online questionnaire, 64 per cent supported all or some of the plans to transform the area. 33 per cent did not support the plans. There were 7,062 written responses as part of a Living Streets campaign supporting the scheme and 632 written responses as part of a local campaign against the proposals.…

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Marylebone Food Festival launches with special collaboration between top London restaurants

Marylebone Food Festival launches with special collaboration between top London restaurants

  • March 13, 2018
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Thursday 8th March saw the inaugural Marylebone Food Festival launch in the West End, celebrating one of London’s most exciting and diverse culinary destinations. Opening the Festival was The World on a Plate in Marylebone, a special dining experience in a dramatic gothic church behind Oxford Street – The Church of the Annunciation, Marble Arch. Over ten of Marylebone’s restaurants and wine bars came together to prepare an exclusive taster menu with flavours from around the world, all paired with a specially curated wine flight, for 108 guests. Preparing a course for the opening event were: Michelin starred Indian restaurant Trishna, local…

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Snow Didn’t Delay Play at the Wembley Park retail agents’ event

Snow Didn’t Delay Play at the Wembley Park retail agents’ event

  • March 7, 2018
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Despite the sub-zero temperatures, over 100 agents arrived at Wembley Park on 1st March to hear more about the scale of developer Quintain’s vision for the new retail and leisure. As if planned for the icy weather, the event took place in a temporary igloo outside the legendary SSE Arena, Wembley. Sophie Ellis Bextor and husband Richard Jones provided the music, whilst chef du jour, Niall Davidson, kept guests warm with tasters from the menu of his Old Street restaurant, Nuala. The 85-acre mixed use development will include over 500,000 sq ft of retail and leisure, including some 240,000 sq ft of…

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Store Street Bloomsbury welcomes KOOX UK debut store

Store Street Bloomsbury welcomes KOOX UK debut store

  • February 22, 2018
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We are pleased to announce that French café concept KOOX is to open their UK debut store at 28 Store Street Bloomsbury, on The Bedford Estates. The brand new health food concept will arrive in London this spring and will perfectly complement Store Street’s eclectic line up of independent shops, cafés and restaurants. KOOX is a new health food concept created in collaboration with top chefs from a 3* Michelin restaurant. Their new cafe will introduce unique products never seen before in London with freshly-made, seasonal produce aimed at the health conscious. KOOX’s goal is to make accessible top chef creations to eat-in or take-away for busy Londoners.

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A successful press preview of Marylebone Food Festival

A successful press preview of Marylebone Food Festival

  • February 8, 2018
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Coverdale Barclay delivered a successful press preview of the inaugural Marylebone Food Festival on 7 February, on behalf of clients The Howard de Walden Estate and The Portman Estate. The intimate dining event was attended by 15 food journalists from key consumer publications, such as The Guardian, Foodism and Where London. The attendees enjoyed an 8-course tasting menu, a collaboration between some of Marlebone’s top restaurants, including Michelin starred Trishna, local favourite The Providores and Tapa Room and Seymour Place’s Lurra and Bernardi’s. The courses were accompanied by perfectly matched wines provided by wine specialists Clarette, Le Vieux Comptoir and…

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Marylebone to launch first food festival in March 2018

Marylebone to launch first food festival in March 2018

  • January 12, 2018
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Spring 2018 will see the inaugural Marylebone Food Festival launch in the West End, a ten-day celebration of one of London’s most exciting and diverse culinary destinations. Home to some of the most reputable names on the UK food scene, Marylebone Food Festival will shine a spotlight on restaurants and talented chefs from the 8th – 18th March, with an impressive line-up of events. Opening the Festival on 8th March is an unmissable dining experience; taking place in a dramatic medieval church behind Oxford Street – The Church of the Annunciation, Marble Arch – over ten of Marylebone’s restaurants and wine bars, including…

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Coverdale Barclay appointed by West End Partnership

Coverdale Barclay appointed by West End Partnership

  • January 5, 2018
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Coverdale Barclay has been appointed by West End Partnership (WEP) – a coalition of public and private sector leaders, alongside resident and employee representatives, with the ambition of delivering a synchronised vision, and single voice, for the West End. As an extension of our current stakeholder engagement work on the transformation of the Oxford Street districts, Coverdale Barclay will be delivering a corporate communications strategy for WEP, to further build stakeholder relationships across all West End improvement projects, and help drive greater inward investment in the area.

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An evening of festive carols hosted by The Bedford Estates

An evening of festive carols hosted by The Bedford Estates

  • December 7, 2017
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In the heart of Bloomsbury, The Bedford Estates welcomed businesses and residents in Bedford Square for an evening of festive carols. Students from UCL choir and pupils from Ecole Jeannine Manuel performed whilst Store Street Espresso provided mulled wine, hot chocolate and mince pies. The evening brought together the local community, drawing on the excitement of Christmas and was successful in building key relationships for those living and working in the area.

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The Lexicon Bracknell named `Best of the Best’

The Lexicon Bracknell named `Best of the Best’

  • December 7, 2017
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The massive urban regeneration of Bracknell town centre has been recognised as the `Best of the Best’. At the 2017 Revo Gold Awards on 6 December, Coverdale Barclay client The Lexicon Bracknell scooped the Re:new award for “projects that have positively impacted their surrounding environment.” To round off a notable night, a live poll of the great and good at the Revo Annual Dinner crowned the scheme the `Best of the Best’ from across all of the night’s category winners. The Lexicon Bracknell is also now ranked 33rd best shopping destination in the UK, according to authoritative industry commentator Trevor…

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Andrew Jennings launches Almost Is Not Good Enough

Andrew Jennings launches Almost Is Not Good Enough

  • November 9, 2017
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Coverdale Barclay is working with highly respected senior global retail executive, Andrew Jennings, on the launch of his first book – Almost Is Not Good Enough. Andrew has over 45 years experience leading some of the world’s most respected high-end, speciality and department stores, including Harrods, Holt Renfrew and Saks Fifth Avenue. Almost Is Not Good Enough share’s Andrew’s insights on how retailers can remain relevant in this fast-paced industry. Over 35 of the world’s top industry CEOs have also contributed their top tips for success, including Anne Pitcher, Managing Director of Selfridges, and Sir Charlie Mayfield, Chairman of John…

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Proposed plans for transformation of Oxford Street revealed 

Proposed plans for transformation of Oxford Street revealed 

  • November 6, 2017
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Ambitious plans for the transformation of the Oxford Street area, centred on new world-class public spaces, were unveiled on 6th November by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan and Deputy Leader of Westminster City Council, Cllr Robert Davis MBE DL. The plans, which are being publicly consulted on until 17th December 2017, would turn the Oxford Street district into the world’s best outdoor shopping experience and create new traffic-free public spaces in the heart of London to rival other world cities such as Paris and New York. The second consultation on Oxford Street invites people to have their say on plans to create…

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‘Sing Out Store Street!’ for Bloomsbury Festival 2017

‘Sing Out Store Street!’ for Bloomsbury Festival 2017

  • November 1, 2017
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Bloomsbury Festival 2017 made a return to Store Street on 20th October 2017, with its annual Friday evening opening event. A spectacular night time street event, ‘Sing Out Store Street’ saw eight diverse choirs and the Store Street band perform while artists, poets, writers and actors took up residence in Store Street’s restaurants and shops. At the heart of the party was a new musical commission ‘Sing Out Bloomsbury!’ by Emma Bernard and Michael Henry. Guests also enjoyed street food and drinks all night. Watch our video of the event below www.storestreetbloomsbury.co.uk http://www.coverdalebarclay.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/171115-Sing-Out-Store-St_v5.mp4

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The Chiltern Street Christmas evening returns to Marylebone for fifth year

The Chiltern Street Christmas evening returns to Marylebone for fifth year

  • October 30, 2017
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On Thursday 16th November, The Chiltern Street Christmas Evening, organised by Coverdale Barclay on behalf of client The Portman Estate, returns for another year to Marylebone bringing with it a host of exclusive in-store promotions, food, drinks and live music. In line with this year’s ‘all in the detail’ theme – a celebration of Chiltern Street’s craftsmen, designers and restaurateurs, for whom the finest detail is never overlooked – guests will partake in special activities that will enhance their Christmas shopping experience, including a wreath-making workshop. There will also be complimentary customisation services at the street’s boutiques, allowing shoppers to find bespoke gifts for…

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Countdown to Mipim UK, Olympia, London

  • October 11, 2017
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A week to go until Mipim UK, and the CB team is busy finalising press briefings, interviews and panel slots for our clients. We can’t wait to catch up and strengthen existing relationships with journalists, colleagues and partners, councils, brands, architects and other key influencers. We’re eagerly looking forward to learning from heavyweight keynote speakers providing informed economic commentary and forward thinking. We’re excited about meeting up with new people and connecting with top UK and international investors since there will be over 300 developers and property companies at the show. With some 500+ development opportunities across London and the…

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Building on Chinese Connections

Building on Chinese Connections

  • October 10, 2017
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Coverdale Barclay client Lead 8 has revealed it is in talks with several Asian property developers to support their expansion plans into the UK and Europe. The Hong Kong-headquartered multidisciplinary architecture and integrated design practice has worked in China with major real estate companies such as Gaw Capital, R&F Properties and New World Development. Lead 8 Co-Founder and Executive Director John Denton said: “There is much interest about the UK in China with Brexit doing little to stem those plans. From Asian tourists boosting footfall in British retail centres, to Chinese companies looking to reinvest European income in UK property…

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Plans to transform the Oxford Street District into a world class public space progress after strong support

Plans to transform the Oxford Street District into a world class public space progress after strong support

  • October 9, 2017
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Work to make the Oxford Street district a globally renowned public space has taken a step forward with the publication of the full results of the first public consultation that showed strong support for transforming the area. A second consultation on plans to secure the street’s future as the world’s best outdoor shopping experience and a great place to live and visit will now go ahead later this year. A huge 12,000 responses submitted to first consultation from wide range of local residents, business and stakeholders across London and the UK 62 per cent of respondents say they support the transformation…

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22.4 million footfall and a host of new brands resulting from refresh of Festival Place, Basingstoke

22.4 million footfall and a host of new brands resulting from refresh of Festival Place, Basingstoke

  • September 25, 2017
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AEW has announced that Festival Place, the largest shopping centre in North Hampshire, is attracting new customers, boosting annual footfall to 22.4 million. The introduction of six new brands, plus the relocation and rightsizing of four prominent existing names within the centre, and the completion of initial construction work, add to the draw. The 1.1 million sq ft retail and leisure destination in Basingstoke, the UK’s seventh most affluent town, was acquired by AEW in December 2015 with a vision to modernise and create an improved shopping offer and environment for customers. Swarovski, Apricot, Yankee Candle and Lovisa have signed…

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The Grafton Cambridge on track towards new look as Phase 1 completes

  • September 20, 2017
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The Grafton owner Legal & General Real Assets has announced an increase in its investment in the Centre by approximately £10 million, taking its total investment to £28 million. The additional money will go towards the two remaining phases of the project which involves the reconfiguration of the former BHS unit and the introduction of an exciting new food quarter. The announcement comes as the scheme reached a key milestone this September, with Phase 1 completion. The Fitzroy Street entrance reopened, unveiling a striking double height glazed roof with feature lighting installed, which along with a new floor, has created…

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A successful agents’ breakfast at London Designer Outlet Wembley

A successful agents’ breakfast at London Designer Outlet Wembley

  • September 15, 2017
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Coverdale Barclay worked with Realm to deliver a successful agents’ breakfast on behalf of Quintain at London Designer Outlet (LDO). The event was attended by over 30 leasing agents who were given the chance to tour the scheme following the recent announcements of a host of new lettings, including Converse opening its first stand-alone store, and the centre’s 15th consecutive quarter of sales growth. Delegates heard from the Realm home team including Susanne Morris, Christine Grace and Sue Shepherd, Dan Parr, Client Partner at CACI and Stephanie McMahon, Head of Research at Strutt & Parker. Hosted in the scheme’s Cineworld, delegates…

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The Lexicon Bracknell is open!

The Lexicon Bracknell is open!

  • September 8, 2017
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The Lexicon, Bracknell’s regenerated town centre, opened for business for the first time yesterday. Following months of anticipation on social media and elsewhere, customers can visit the new shops, dine at the restaurants and enjoy the different attractions following the grand unveiling. By lunchtime, an estimated 10,000 people had attended the day of events which started with the big opening of the brand new retail and leisure destination by local schoolchildren. Visitors had the opportunity to shop in the new stores, including Fenwick, H&M, River Island, Superdry and Topshop, and were amongst the first to experience Bracknell’s transformed evening offer,…

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The Lexicon Bracknell to open with a four-day celebration following a £240m regeneration

The Lexicon Bracknell to open with a four-day celebration following a £240m regeneration

  • August 21, 2017
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The Lexicon Bracknell, Berkshire’s next generation shopping, dining and leisure destination, opens its doors for the very first time on Thursday 7 September with four days of fun, festivities and freebies. The £240 million town centre, one of the largest urban regeneration schemes recently undertaken in the UK, will bring 580,000 sq. ft. of new shops, restaurants and leisure as well as a new social and cultural heart to the area. Inspired by its coveted location in the heart of the Berkshire countryside, The Lexicon Bracknell will become an ‘urban forest’ for the duration of the event via a host…

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The Lexicon Bracknell marks one month to go with a preview of Fenwick’s September collections

The Lexicon Bracknell marks one month to go with a preview of Fenwick’s September collections

  • August 9, 2017
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This week marked one month to go until The Lexicon Bracknell’s opening. Berkshire’s next generation shopping, dining and leisure destination, opens its doors for the very first time on Thursday 7 September, following a £240million regeneration. In celebration of the highly-anticipated milestone, a unique photoshoot on The Lexicon’s construction site was managed by Coverdale Barclay, previewing some of the stylish ensembles that will be available to shop in the new Fenwick store from opening. The Lexicon Bracknell is bringing 580,000 sq. ft. of new shops, restaurants and leisure to the area, including the first full line Fenwick store to be…

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Record numbers at The Portman Marylebone Summer Street Party

Record numbers at The Portman Marylebone Summer Street Party

Summer well and truly arrived in Marylebone on Thursday 6th July, as New Quebec Street and Seymour place were turned into an ‘urban garden’ for this year’s The Portman Marylebone Summer Street Party. Organised by Coverdale Barclay on behalf of client The Portman Estate, Marylebone locals and guests from all over London arrived to enjoy live music, al fresco dining, late night shopping and entertainment for all ages. A veritable treat for foodies, guests were able to enjoy much-loved dishes from renowned Marylebone restaurants. These included pizza by the slice from SANDY’s, Galician beef pintxo from Basque grill Lurra, and…

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Coverdale Barclay Summer 2017 e-newsletter: Oxford Street, facelifts, new faces, new New Towns and a good old street party

Coverdale Barclay Summer 2017 e-newsletter: Oxford Street, facelifts, new faces, new New Towns and a good old street party

Read on for updates on the Oxford Street transformation, new shopping districts in Bracknell and Guildford and a highly successful design competition for the Bloomsbury Festival CB Summer e-newsletter If you wish to subscribe to receive future e-newsletters directly, please click on the ‘Subscribe’ button at the top of the e-newsletter window.

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Topping Out of Tunsgate Quarter in Guildford

Topping Out of Tunsgate Quarter in Guildford

  • June 30, 2017
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The transformation of the impressive Tunsgate Quarter retail and restaurant development in the heart of Guildford has passed another milestone, as it celebrates its topping out. Cllr Paul Spooner and James Whiteman, Leader and Managing Director of Guildford Borough Council respectively, joined Paul Sargent, Chief Executive and Co-founder of the developer, Queensberry, to mark the completion of the highest point of the roof. Alongside Nathan Calderwood at the project contractor, ISG, Paul Sargent, James Whitman and Paul Spooner helped to install the final section of roofing over what will be The Ivy Collection. The world-renowned restaurant will offer al-fresco dining…

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Legal & General appoints Coverdale Barclay to deliver communications for The Dolphin Centre, Poole, Dorset

Legal & General appoints Coverdale Barclay to deliver communications for The Dolphin Centre, Poole, Dorset

  • June 26, 2017
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Coverdale Barclay has been appointed to manage communications and stakeholder engagement for The Dolphin Centre’s 18-month improvement programme. Legal & General has reached agreement with Poole Borough Council to restructure the headlease of the shopping centre and plans have been unveiled for a £26 million facelift including new dining and retail choices. New Look is extending and upgrading its store and independent German shoe retailer, Deichmann, is a new name to the centre. Significant improvements are to be made by LGIM Real Assets (Legal & General), owners of the centre since 2013, to the internal malls and entrances, enhancement to the…

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Another Successful REVO Study Tour for The Lexicon Bracknell

Another Successful REVO Study Tour for The Lexicon Bracknell

  • June 21, 2017
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Coverdale Barclay worked with Revo to deliver a 2nd successful study tour of The Lexicon Bracknell. Revo returned to The Lexicon due to popular demand. The event was attended by almost 50 property professionals, who were given the chance to tour the new scheme ahead of the launch on 7th September 2017. Delegates heard from Simon Russian and Richard Poyser of Legal & General, Victor Nicholls of Bracknell Forest Council and Garry Wilding of BDP, the architect behind the scheme. Each explained the long process, over many years, behind getting the project to where it is today, less than 3…

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July sees the return of The Portman Marylebone Summer Street Party

July sees the return of The Portman Marylebone Summer Street Party

  • June 19, 2017
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On Thursday 6th July, The Portman Marylebone Summer Street Party returns to Seymour Place and New Quebec Street for an evening of entertainment for all ages. On behalf of The Portman Estate, Coverdale Barclay is once again overseeing the event production, creative and PR and Marketing for this annual West End calendar highlight. In-line with the ‘urban garden’ event theme, guests will have the opportunity to take part in terrarium-making workshops, and enjoy a range of specially created botanical cocktails, dishes and BBQs from some of Marylebone’s best restaurants, bars and pubs including The Zetter Townhouse, The Grazing Goat and the…

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More than 60 entries submitted to this year’s Bloomsbury Festival Design Competition

More than 60 entries submitted to this year’s Bloomsbury Festival Design Competition

  • June 13, 2017
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This month’s Bloomsbury Festival, in partnership with Central Saint Martins, revealed the lead image representing 2017’s five-day event. Bloomsbury Festival gave BA Graphic Communication Design students at Central Saint Martins the opportunity to submit their designs to the competition. Following the overwhelming student response of more than 60 entries, the winning design, selected by a judging panel of experts, depicts a colourful bird as a backdrop to Senate House, cleverly combining the celebratory essence of the Festival with this year’s theme, independence. For a third consecutive year, Coverdale Barclay will be working with Bloomsbury Festival to deliver a spectacular evening street…

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CB retained with a wider remit for The Bedford Estates

CB retained with a wider remit for The Bedford Estates

After a competitive pitch process, Coverdale Barclay has been retained by The Bedford Estates, and its remit expanded to cover PR and marketing across the whole of TBE’s Bloomsbury Estate. We are responsible for delivering all b2c and b2c PR, marketing and events, as well as stakeholder engagement. The strategy is designed to attract occupiers across its retail, f&b, leisure, residential, hotels and office portfolio, and drive footfall to TBE’s shopping and dining streets.

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Oxford Street Consultation launches inviting people to have their say on the future of the street

Oxford Street Consultation launches inviting people to have their say on the future of the street

  • April 24, 2017
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The Mayor, Sadiq Khan, Transport for London (TfL) and Westminster City Council are working closely together to transform Oxford Street and the surrounding streets. Monday, 24th April saw the launch of a consultation on the transformation of Oxford Street. The eight-week consultation looks to gather the views of the public on the proposed improvements to the street, and will end on the 18th June 2017. Outlining the impacts and benefits of improvements that benefit people rather than traffic, the consultation looks at key issues, such as overcrowding, road safety and air quality, amongst other factors.  Coverdale Barclay has been working closely with City Hall…

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Coverdale Barclay delivers successful agent day for The Lexicon Bracknell

Coverdale Barclay delivers successful agent day for The Lexicon Bracknell

  • March 31, 2017
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Coverdale Barclay worked with the Bracknell Regeneration Partnership to deliver a successful agent and retailer Open Day for The Lexicon Bracknell. The event was attended by over fifty retailer representatives and retail agents. Highlights of the day included a detailed construction site tour around areas of the 1 million sq. ft. site, allowing guests to view the quick progress of the construction works, and get a sense of the transformation of Bracknell Town Centre, which will include 580,000 sq. ft. of new retail, restaurants and leisure. Already 70 per cent pre-let (by floor area), The Lexicon Bracknell has attracted top…

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Artist appointed to create specialist public artworks for Bracknell town centre regeneration

Artist appointed to create specialist public artworks for Bracknell town centre regeneration

  • February 28, 2017
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Artist, Kerry Lemon, has been appointed to transform elements of the urban landscape and public realm at the £240million shopping and leisure destination, The Lexicon Bracknell, opening in September 2017. Working with an array of materials, and inspired by the abundance of local green spaces, natural habitats and flora and fauna around the borough of Bracknell Forest, Kerry will create 36 brass designed paving slabs, five large benches, six brass lanterns and a series of gobo lights that project stencilled images. Based on plants that thrive in the area, the floral designs for the paving is cut in brass and…

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Festival Place boosts retailer line-up with new Next anchor store and Skechers signing

Festival Place boosts retailer line-up with new Next anchor store and Skechers signing

  • February 28, 2017
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CB client Festival Place Basingstoke has boosted its retail offer with the signing of sporty footwear brand Skechers, which will be taking a 2,800 sq ft unit in the one million sq ft shopping and leisure destination. The new signing of Skechers forms part of AEW’s extensive asset management and refurbishment plans for the centre, to improve the retailer line-up and overall performance, just over a year after its change of ownership. Additionally, Next has opened a new anchor store in the centre, doubling the size of its previous space with a 48,000 sq ft flagship. The new store joins…

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The Lexicon Bracknell secures three more retailers for £240 million scheme

The Lexicon Bracknell secures three more retailers for £240 million scheme

  • February 20, 2017
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Pandora leads a host of impressive new lettings at The Lexicon Bracknell, choosing to open one of its high-quality jewellery stores on The Avenue, The Lexicon’s premium shopping street. Taking a total of 1,389 sq ft, the new store will showcase Pandora’s range of gold, silver and diamond jewellery, including its customisable charm bracelets. The Avenue will be home to high-end fashion brands, and Pandora will join the likes of Beaverbrooks and Fat Face on the pedestrianised thoroughfare, which links The Lexicon’s two anchor stores: the first new build, full line Fenwick store for 14 years covering 80,000 sq ft…

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CB hosts Seymour Place ‘Restaurant Hop’ for London Craft Week announcement

CB hosts Seymour Place ‘Restaurant Hop’ for London Craft Week announcement

  • February 6, 2017
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On Thursday 2nd February, Coverdale Barclay, on behalf of The Portman Estate, hosted a ‘Restaurant Hop’ press campaign with 10 targeted London food writers, bloggers and influencers to announce Seymour Place’s official appointment as London Craft Week’s debuting ‘dining desintaion’ and reinforce its positioning as one of Marylebone’s favourite dining hotspot. During the evening, guests ‘hopped’ from one restaurant to the other, sampling a delicious signature dish and drink from each restaurant, while the owner or head chef introduced the restaurant and the unique curation of their menu.

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CB client London Designer Outlet enjoys strong Christmas & New Year trading

CB client London Designer Outlet enjoys strong Christmas & New Year trading

  • January 4, 2017
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London Designer Outlet (LDO) in Wembley Park, London’s only fashion & lifestyle outlet centre, has outperformed other shopping centres and retail destinations again with its Christmas period trading results. LDO, which was ranked in the top 10 best performing outlet centres in Europe and 2nd in the UK in both 2015 and 2016, increased footfall from the previous Christmas period by +4.5%, YOY. In particular, footfall rose a massive +32.8%, YOY on the second day of the Boxing Day sales (Tuesday 27-Dec-16). Total revenue that day rose an impressive +43.1%, YoY, and total trading across the eight-day period rose by…

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CB client TCN launches historical Assay building, bringing new business space to Birmingham

CB client TCN launches historical Assay building, bringing new business space to Birmingham

  • December 7, 2016
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Nationwide creative workspace developer and operator, TCN, has unveiled its first building in Birmingham. Its Grade II listed Assay Studios, formerly the Assay Building, is to become home to a host of high profile, innovative companies, including the John Lewis Partnership, which has chosen the new creative workspace as the home for its new innovation hub. Located in the city’s historic Jewellery Quarter, Grayling Communications, Deliveroo, Green Room Retail Design, Emerald Technology Recruitment and Weareaspire Recruitment have also chosen Assay Studios as the location for their new Birmingham headquarters. TCN purchased the building in 2014 to regenerate it into 30,000…

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CB client LDO sees significant increase in footfall and revenue over Black Friday weekend

CB client LDO sees significant increase in footfall and revenue over Black Friday weekend

  • December 1, 2016
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As in 2015, footfall and revenue increased significantly, year-on-year, at London Designer Outlet (LDO) over the four-day Black Friday weekend. Compared to the same four days last year, total footfall at LDO in Wembley Park, London’s only fashion & lifestyle outlet centre, rose by +10.9% and revenue increased by +27.6%. The four-day weekend period includes both Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Like-for-like revenue grew +24.1% excluding the most recent openings: Jack Wills, Hamleys and Lee Wrangler. More specifically, total footfall YoY increased by +17.3% on Black Friday and by +15.7% on Cyber Monday. Dwell time across the weekend also increased,…

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A Chiltern Street Christmas to Remember

A Chiltern Street Christmas to Remember

  • November 24, 2016
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On Wednesday 23rd November, Coverdale Barclay, on behalf of The Portman Estate, delivered the annual Chiltern Street Christmas Shopping evening. The Christmas-tree-lined-street became a festive flurry of exclusive promotions, in-store entertainment, live music and mulled wine for shoppers to enjoy. During the evening, a 9-piece gospel choir, 3-piece jazz band and renowned saxophonist Tyler Rix, kept shoppers entertained as they sampled festive treats from the street’s much-loved boutiques and cafés.

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Lee Wrangler chooses LDO for its first UK outlet store

Lee Wrangler chooses LDO for its first UK outlet store

  • November 9, 2016
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The authentic American denim clothing of Lee Wrangler is to be available in a UK outlet centre for the first time when the iconic brand opens a new store at LDO in Wembley Park in time for Christmas. VF Corporation, the parent company of Lee and Wrangler, has signed a lease on a 1,900 sq ft store at LDO, London’s only fashion & lifestyle outlet centre. London Designer Outlet (LDO) was ranked 5th best performing outlet in Europe and the 2nd best in the UK in 2015. Its 265,000 sq ft of retail and leisure space includes 70 outlet stores,…

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Ready to Roll – CB  Director Anna Coverdale gears up for the King’s Cross Cycle to MAPIC

Ready to Roll – CB Director Anna Coverdale gears up for the King’s Cross Cycle to MAPIC

  • October 28, 2016
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The King’s Cross Cycle to MAPIC sets off from Girona in just over two weeks. Last year, CB Director, Anna Coverdale took part, and was overwhelmed by the support from clients, colleagues, friends and family, raising a total of £4,000 for Coram on the 830 km ride from Barcelona to Cannes. This year she aims is to beat this fantastic achievement! The challenging cycle from Girona to Cannes starts on 11th November and will cover 700 km in total. Click here to find out what inspired Anna, and some of the other riders to take part. If you would like to sponsor Anna, click…

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CB delivers another successful street party on Store Street opening Bloomsbury Festival

CB delivers another successful street party on Store Street opening Bloomsbury Festival

  • October 25, 2016
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For a second consecutive year, Coverdale Barclay delivered a spectacular evening street party with a twist on Friday 21st October to launch the weekend of this year’s Bloomsbury Festival. With a host of new entertainment in line with this year’s theme of Language, Step Out Store Street explored the language of dance, with the street transformed by more than 100 artists and dancers, becoming a vibrant public stage for different forms of dance, from Bollywood and Swing to B-boy and Line dancing. In partnership with renowned dance company The Place, a new street dance was created by award-winning choreographer Tony…

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CB client London Designer Outlet secures more top brands

CB client London Designer Outlet secures more top brands

  • October 24, 2016
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LDO, London’s only fashion & lifestyle outlet centre, has signed more top names to add to its impressive list of aspirational and desirable brands. Hamleys – with its first outlet store in London -Raging Bull and Cowshed are to open at LDO, while Lost Rivers Brewing Co. and Sugar Dumplin Caribbean BBQ & Bar are joining the wide line-up of bars and restaurants. London Designer Outlet (LDO) was ranked 5th best performing outlet in Europe and the 2nd best in the UK in 2015. Its 265,000 sq ft of retail and leisure space includes 70 outlet stores and restaurants, a…

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AEW appoints Coverdale Barclay to deliver communications for refurbishment of Festival Place, Basingstoke

AEW appoints Coverdale Barclay to deliver communications for refurbishment of Festival Place, Basingstoke

  • October 18, 2016
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AEW Europe has appointed Coverdale Barclay to deliver all industry and consumer communications for the refurbishment of one million sq. ft. retail and leisure destination, Festival Place in Basingstoke town centre. Home to over 200 brands, and a 10-screen Vue Cinema, Festival Place boasts footfall of 18 million pa, and an enviable catchment of 1.3 million people with higher-than-average household income. Festival Place’s refurbishment and rebranding programme will modernize the centre, and create a more inspiring shopping and leisure experience for the people of Basingstoke to enjoy.

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LDO appoints Coverdale Barclay to manage B2B comms following competitive pitch

LDO appoints Coverdale Barclay to manage B2B comms following competitive pitch

  • October 18, 2016
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LDO (London Designer Outlet) has appointed Coverdale Barclay to deliver its B2B communications, to improve industry perceptions and raise awareness of LDO’s strong trading position. Located next to the world famous Wembley Stadium, LDO is London’s only fashion & lifestyle outlet centre. It features 50 stores, with year-round discounts, 20 restaurants, cafes and bars, a nine-screen Cineworld and a large children’s play park. Owned by Quintain, it sits in the heart of the Wembley Park development, with projected footfall this year of seven million. Anna Coverdale, Director at Coverdale Barclay, said, “We are delighted to be working with the LDO team…

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Coverdale Barclay delivers another successful stakeholder event for The Lexicon Bracknell

Coverdale Barclay delivers another successful stakeholder event for The Lexicon Bracknell

  • October 4, 2016
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Coverdale Barclay planned and delivered a high-quality, private event in the heart of Bracknell, for key opinion formers and businesses from Bracknell and the wider Thames Valley area. With the aim to reinforce Bracknell Regeneration Partnership’s vision, guests heard important news about the project, including the announcement of the opening date and received an update on progress and the exciting array of confirmed new lettings. Close to eighty stakeholders attended the event, which was hosted at The Lexicon marketing suite on the 13th floor of Ocean House, offering impressive views directly over the development site. There were speeches from Simon…

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Director, Anna Coverdale, produces video to raise money for Coram on the King’s Cross Cycle to Mapic, November 2016

  • September 29, 2016
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Last year, Director, Anna Coverdale was overwhelmed by the support from clients, colleagues, friends and family, raising £4,000 for Coram on the 830 km ride from Barcelona to Cannes. This year her aim is to beat this! The challenging 700 km cycle this November from Girona to Cannes will make you aware of the charity and where the monies go to help vulnerable children and their adoptive families. PLEASE do view this and donate. Click here to view the video AnnaCoverdaleYouTube Click here to sponsor race-nation.com/sponsor

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Further signings at The Lexicon Bracknell marks one-year to go milestone

Further signings at The Lexicon Bracknell marks one-year to go milestone

  • September 23, 2016
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The Bracknell Regeneration Partnership has signed Fat Face and Carphone Warehouse for its £240 million retail and leisure regeneration project, The Lexicon Bracknell. This brings the total to seven new lettings announced over the past month. The news follows August’s announcement of five new signings, including Smiggle, Beaverbrooks and Foot Locker. They join an already impressive line-up of retailers such as Fenwick, Primark and TopShop. Lifestyle clothing and accessories retailer Fat Face is taking 5,750 sq. ft. The brand is a significant addition for The Avenue, which will be a main fashion and style thoroughfare in Bracknell, joining Fenwick, H&M,…

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Fenwick Colchester, formerly known as Williams & Griffin, successful relaunch following a major 2 year £35 million redevelopment project

Fenwick Colchester, formerly known as Williams & Griffin, successful relaunch following a major 2 year £35 million redevelopment project

  • September 19, 2016
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Coverdale Barclay delivered the PR strategy and events for the launch, which saw VIPs, stakeholders and shoppers celebrate the opening with a host of exclusive activities, prize draws and entertainment in-store. The official opening was marked by a ribbon-cutting-with-a-twist by Fenwick Chairman, Mark Fenwick, accompanied by CEO of local charity, St Helena’s Hospice, and Essex-based social media winner. Mark presented a fund-matching cheque for £20,000 to the charity on behalf of Fenwick. We generated over 35 pieces of coverage across consumer, trade, and broadcast media for the launch.

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Coverdale Barclay works with Revo to deliver a Study Tour of The Lexicon Bracknell

Coverdale Barclay works with Revo to deliver a Study Tour of The Lexicon Bracknell

  • August 17, 2016
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Coverdale Barclay is working with Revo to deliver a Study Tour of £240 million regeneration project The Lexicon Bracknell. The Bracknell Regeneration Partnership, a Joint Venture between Legal & General Capital and Schroder UK Real Estate Fund, working in partnership with Bracknell Forest Council, is delivering the retail and leisure scheme as part of an investment of £768 million being spent on the regeneration of Bracknell Forest Borough. Held on Thursday 20th October, the Study Tour will give attendees the opportunity to be the first to see the groundbreaking regeneration project at the heart of Bracknell’s town centre transformation. Attendees will…

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Coverdale Barclay appointed on the launch of Fenwick Colchester

  • August 15, 2016
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Fenwick has appointed Coverdale Barclay on the strategy and planning for the £35million refurbishment, extension and rebrand of the William & Griffin department store in Colchester, opening September 2016. The major 2-year project means 66,000 sq ft of new retail space, increasing the store by a third, and brings 70 new brands to the store. Working closely with the in-house team, Coverdale Barclay is be responsible for two launch events, as well as the strategy for PR, Marketing and social media in the run-up to launch. Ros Barclay, Director at Coverdale Barclay, says “We are delighted to be working closely with the team at Fenwick Colchester to deliver a successful and memorable launch. The scheme marks an…

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The Portman Summer Street Party proves a hit

The Portman Summer Street Party proves a hit

  • July 15, 2016
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New Quebec Street & Seymour Place brought summer into full swing on Thursday 14th July with a tropical celebration at The Portman Summer Street Party. Organsied by Coverdale Barclay on behalf of client The Portman Estate, Marylebone locals and guests from all over London arrived to enjoy the delights on offer, with late night shopping, special offers, al fresco drinking and dining, live music and kids entertainment. Foodies took advantage of the dishes and cuisines on offer at a range of Marylebone’s much-loved restaurants, from delicious pizza at SANDY’s to BBQ at Lurra and soon-to-open Boxcar, and fresh Italian dishes…

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The Portman Summer Street Party returns to Marylebone for its sixth year

The Portman Summer Street Party returns to Marylebone for its sixth year

Tropical treats will flood the streets of Marylebone on Thursday 14th July, with the return of The Portman Summer Street Party. Organised by Coverdale Barclay on the behalf of client The Portman Estate, from 5pm until 10pm, Seymour Place and New Quebec Street will be brimming with tropical music and entertainment, as well as food, drinks and special offers from some of Marylebone’s favourite shops and restaurants. Visitors can enjoy tropical cocktails at The Portman, Bernardi’s, The Grazing Goat and The Zetter Townhouse Marylebone, or for those after something even fruitier, a tropical berry smoothie from The Mae Deli. For food,…

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TCN secures pre-lets to Soho House Group, among others, as part of  £3 million refurbishment of Piano House

TCN secures pre-lets to Soho House Group, among others, as part of £3 million refurbishment of Piano House

  • June 14, 2016
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Creative workspace developer TCN announces several pre-lettings for Piano House in Brixton, including Soho House Group, adventure travel company, Intrepid Group, architectural practice, Martha Schwartz Partners, and technology company, Beauhurst, as part of the £3 million refurbishment of their 40,000 sq. ft. Victorian warehouse in Brixton, London. Rental values for Piano House have reached a new peak of £47.50 per sq, ft. the highest rent achieved for the building to date and a testament to Brixton fast becoming a destination of choice for businesses. TCN CEO, Richard Pearce, comments, “We bought Piano House with a vision of bringing something exciting…

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Virtual reality showcases The Lexicon Bracknell at successful open day

Virtual reality showcases The Lexicon Bracknell at successful open day

Virtual reality and 3D technology captured the imaginations of almost fifty retail brand representatives at an open day held to showcase The Lexicon Bracknell, and the impressive progress that has been made on the development. Highlights of the day included a detailed construction site tour around areas of the 1 million sq. ft. site, allowing guests to view the quick progress of the construction works, and get a sense of the transformation of Bracknell Town Centre, which will include 580,000 sq. ft. of new retail, restaurants and leisure. Already 66 per cent pre-let (by floor area), The Lexicon Bracknell has…

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Coverdale Barclay Appoints Hilary Ip As Senior Account Executive

Coverdale Barclay is delighted to announce the appointment of Hilary Ip, as Senior Account Executive, specialising in consumer PR for destinations, lifestyle PR and fashion brands. Prior to this, Hilary was Event Manager at Bread & Beast restaurant in Hong Kong. Hilary’s experience includes creating innovative PR and marketing campaigns, UK and International press relations and social media for Seven Dials in Covent Garden and Regent Street, as well as PR support for fashion brands including Givenchy and Diane Von Furstenburg. Anna Coverdale, Director of Coverdale Barclay, said, “Hilary’s experience will further cement our position as a leading agency in the promotion of…

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Coverdale Barclay Appoints Michael Murphy as non- executive Chairman

Coverdale Barclay announces the appointment of Michael Murphy as non-executive Chairman. Michael has had a long career in public relations. This has included developing his own public relations businesses in the UK and working for major publicly-owned groups including positions with Weber Shandwick – based in Hong Kong and then London – and latterly at Grayling where he was global CEO. Anna Coverdale, Director of Coverdale Barclay , said, “We are delighted that Michael is joining the Agency, bringing a wealth of global PR experience and leadership to our existing valuable team,[ who we value highly]. Almost three years ago…

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Legal & General announces £18.5 million refurbishment of The Grafton, Cambridge

Legal & General announces £18.5 million refurbishment of The Grafton, Cambridge

On Wednesday 4th May, Legal & General Property (“LGP”) announced, on behalf of its UK Property Income Fund II, that it is investing approximately £18.5 million in the refurbishment of The Grafton Centre in Cambridge. Starting in May 2016, The Grafton Centre will undergo a substantial refurbishment programme, including the reconfiguration of retail space to create new units, to attract new retailers, improve the visitor experience and increase footfall to the centre. The centre will also receive a new brand identity to reflect on its vibrant new shopping environment. The refurbishment of the centre is planned in two phases. Phase…

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Bloomsbury is returning to its roots as a residential neighbourhood

  • April 22, 2016
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The Bedford Estates and Store Street have been featured in a property feature on Bloomsbury, written by David Spittles for London Evening Standard. The transformation of once-seedy King’s Cross and St Pancras on Bloomsbury’s northern edge is the regeneration story of the decade. The Bedford Estates backed by a local business partnership, Camden Council and English Heritage, is spearheading this change with conversion of many office leases back to residential. The wider regeneration includes the £7 million investment of The Bedford Estates on improving Store Street’s streetscape. The transformation has attracted to the street new restaurants, galleries and niche independent retailers including Russell…

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Coverdale Barclay appointed by Guildford Borough Council

  • April 5, 2016
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Guildford Borough Council has appointed Coverdale Barclay to help resource and deliver communications for the next phase of the Local Plan project. The Local Plan sets out a 15-year vision and framework for the future development of the Borough to ensure a comprehensive and strategic approach to development, and avoid piecemeal development. It also enables delivery of supporting infrastructure, and provides a degree of certainty for communities and developers. This final round of consultation follows two previous consultation periods in 2013 and 2014.

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Coverdale Barclay joins New London Architecture

  • April 4, 2016
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Coverdale Barclay has joined New London Architecture’s Corporate Membership scheme. New London Architecture is an independent forum for discussion, debate and information about architecture, planning, development and construction in the capital. Their year round programme of events, exhibitions and research examines all issues affecting London’s built environment, and attracts all those with a stake in the future of the city. Ros Barclay, Director of Coverdale Barclay, said, “We are delighted to be joining NLA. The access to their events, research and conferences will help us to build on our existing knowledge of the property development industry, and give us insight…

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Coverdale Barclay produces illustrated store directory for The Portman Estate

Coverdale Barclay produces illustrated store directory for The Portman Estate

  • March 31, 2016
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Coverdale Barclay is working with The Portman Estate to raise the profile of the Estate’s three key retail and dining destinations; Chiltern Street, Seymour Place and New Quebec Street. As part of this Coverdale Barclay worked with an illustrator to produce an illustrated store directory, showcasing the retailers and restaurants across the three streets, as well as other highlights from the Estate. 9,000 copies of the directory were distributed to the retailers on the three streets, as well as to local hotels, and residents in Marylebone and northern Mayfair. To view the directory, click here.

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TCN’s Assay Studios ‘Going Up’ in Birmingham

TCN’s Assay Studios ‘Going Up’ in Birmingham

  • March 4, 2016
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Assay Studios, TCN’s first Birmingham based project, has been featured in the ‘Going Up’ section of Estates Gazette’s Birmingham Focus. Birmingham has seen a recent surge of focus in the press, following completion of high profile regeneration projects, including the completion of Grand Central Birmingham, and the launch of the city’s first John Lewis store. Assay Studios, located in Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter, will be refurbished to create 33,000 sq ft of creative office space. The refurbishment will be sensitive to the building’s Grade 2 listed heritage, with minimum intervention to create maximum impact.

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The Lexicon Bracknell reaches major milestone celebrating Marks & Spencer topping out

The Lexicon Bracknell reaches major milestone celebrating Marks & Spencer topping out

  • February 26, 2016
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On Thursday 25th February, the Bracknell Regeneration Partnership a 50:50 Joint Venture between Legal & General Capital (“LGC”) and Schroder UK Real Estate Fund (“SREF”), together with Bracknell Forest Council (“BFC”) and contractors Mace, held the topping out ceremony for its Marks & Spencer store at The Lexicon Bracknell, the brand new shopping and leisure destination coming to Bracknell in spring 2017. The celebration marks the scheme’s significant progress on site to date, reaching its tallest point of construction, bringing the project one step closer to its completion. One of the biggest Town Centre regeneration projects currently taking place in…

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Coverdale Barclay inspires a future generation of high flyers at Suffolk One College

Coverdale Barclay inspires a future generation of high flyers at Suffolk One College

  • February 17, 2016
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Coverdale Barclay Director Ros Barclay was invited to deliver a motivational talk to selected high-flyer students at Ipswich’s prestigious Suffolk One College. Selected because of their potential, these future high flyers are offered the chance to attend insightful talks from external business professionals, to learn more about the variety of careers open to them after university. Ros delivered a talk focusing on the world of communications, specifically on Coverdale Barclay’s specialism in place-making and destination communications, and their work delivering strategic PR and marketing plans for an exciting portfolio of clients.  www.suffolkone.ac.uk

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CB hosts school tour of Bracknell town centre regeneration site

CB hosts school tour of Bracknell town centre regeneration site

  • February 8, 2016
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On Tuesday, 2nd February 2016, 80 year 5 pupils from Sandy Lane Primary School visited the construction site of The Lexicon Bracknell to learn all about the regeneration of Bracknell Town Centre. Mace, the construction company on the development, offered pupils a tour of the construction site, to give them a good insight into the rapid progress of building works and the transformation of the town centre. Children and teachers also visited The Lexicon marketing suite, were they were able to view the whole construction site from high above, from the 13th floor of Ocean House. Children learnt interesting and…

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John Lewis holds topping out ceremony for its Chelmsford store at Aquila’s Bond Street

John Lewis holds topping out ceremony for its Chelmsford store at Aquila’s Bond Street

  • January 29, 2016
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John Lewis, together with Aquila, celebrated on 28th January the topping out ceremony for its 120,000 sq ft store in Chelmsford’s Bond Street retail scheme, scheduled to open in Autumn this year. The ceremony saw Mayor Paul Hutchinson, as well as Tim Harrison, Director of Store Development at John Lewis, and Tony Chambers, Chairman of Bond Street developer Aquila giving speeches on the important construction milestone and the progress of the development. John Lewis, the anchor store of the scheme, represents an £18 million investment in the city, and is set to transform the city’s retail offer and create approximately…

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CB client Aquila has secured a pre-let to award-winning book store Foyles, as part of its Bond Street scheme in Chelmsford

CB client Aquila has secured a pre-let to award-winning book store Foyles, as part of its Bond Street scheme in Chelmsford

  • January 28, 2016
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Aquila announced that it has secured a pre-let agreement with Foyles for its Bond Street retail scheme in Chelmsford city centre, scheduled to open in September this year. Foyles has exchanged contracts on a 4,300 sq ft store and will provide shoppers the opportunity to purchase book titles of all genres from the award-winning independent bookstore group. Foyles Bond Street, Chelmsford will be the first branch of the world-famous bookseller opening in the East of England and the third store outside London after Bristol and Birmingham. Foyles’ long and celebrated history in London makes their expansion into this thriving city…

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Coverdale Barclay is appointed by Aquila to deliver communications for Bond Street, Chelmsford

  • December 22, 2015
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Coverdale Barclay has been appointed by Aquila House Holdings to deliver the marketing and PR for their Bond Street in Chelmsford development, a 300,000 sq ft mix of retail, leisure and restaurants, anchored by a 120,000 sq ft John Lewis with a further 20 retail units, restaurants and a cinema. Coverdale Barclay will be delivering all aspects of communications, from trade, national and consumer PR, to digital communications and the ultimate launch in September 2016. www.bondstreetchelmsford.co.uk

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CB works with local hotel concierge teams to raise awareness of Portman Village

  • December 8, 2015
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As part of Coverdale Barclay’s management of stakeholder relations for Portman Village, we worked with local hotels in the area to host a breakfast with their concierge teams, followed by a tour of Seymour Place and New Quebec Street, to familiarise them with the excellent fashion, beauty and dining offer in Portman Village. Working with the local hotels is a key part of our strategy for Portman Village, ensuring good relationships with both the concierge and marketing teams to allow for collaboration on events, and other campaigns, and well as in raising awareness of Portman Village directly with guests via…

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CB Director, Anna Coverdale recognised as top fundraiser for this year’s CBRE Cycle to Mapic – Barcelona to Cannes, November 2015

  • December 1, 2015
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Coverdale Barclay, Director, Anna Coverdale has been awarded top prize for raising the most money on this year’s CBRE Cycle to Mapic from Barcelona to Cannes. Anna, who completed the 823 km ride with 40 other retail property professionals, raised over £4,000 for Coram. Anna said, “Coram is such a worthwhile cause so combining the opportunity to raise money, get REALLY fit and ride out in the fresh air with a group of riders, I have a lot in common with, seemed a great opportunity for me”. The 4-day ride was extremely tough, mentally and physically, the hill climbs were…

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Season’s Greetings from Chiltern Street

Season’s Greetings from Chiltern Street

  • November 23, 2015
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This November, Coverdale Barclay will be managing the annual Chiltern Street Christmas late night shopping evening, on the behalf of The Portman Estate. Hosting an evening  of jollity and Yuletide cheer on Thursday 26th November, Chiltern Street stores will be open until 9pm, with a host of special promotions and offers, to be enjoyed alongside festive drinks and treats from the likes of stylish Monocle Café and the celebrated Chiltern Firehouse. Shoppers can shop in style with live music on the street throughout the evening, as well free drinks and festive food in stores. Chiltern Firehouse will be giving traditional…

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Store Street was ‘On Fire’ for launch evening to Bloomsbury Festival

Store Street was ‘On Fire’ for launch evening to Bloomsbury Festival

  • November 6, 2015
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Coverdale Barclay worked with Bloomsbury Festival to host a spectacular evening street party to open this year’s festival weekend on Friday 23rd October. Bloomsbury Festival is an annual creative explosion of performance, arts, music and heritage events held in one of London’s most vibrant cultural quarters. As the theme for this year’s festival was ‘light’, inspired by UNESCO’s Year of Light and light based technologies, Store Street was artistically re-invented by fire, light and pyrotechnic gurus pa-BOOM. An array of illuminating fire installations lined the street, including a new fire piece designed especially for the event by pa-Boom with inspiration from…

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Coverdale Barclay appointed by TCN

  • October 20, 2015
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Coverdale Barclay is delighted to announce their appointment by TCN to raise the profile of the business and to handle press relations for their portfolio of projects in London and the UK. TCN is privately owned and is a niche business creating innovative and exceptional workspaces in London and the UK, with some wider regeneration projects. Anna Coverdale, Director of Coverdale Barclay, says, “We are really looking forward to working with the team at TCN to support the company at this exciting time of growth. Richard Pearce, TCN’s CEO, is a former client from Shaftesbury PLC when I worked on…

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Coverdale Barclay works towards the launch of The Lexicon Bracknell

Coverdale Barclay works towards the launch of The Lexicon Bracknell

  • September 7, 2015
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Coverdale Barclay is delivering the communications for the regeneration of Bracknell town centre, from brand development and trade and national consumer press, to stakeholder relations and the ultimate launch in Spring 2017. At 1 million sq ft, the scheme is one of the biggest town centre regeneration projects currently taking place in the UK, and it will create a new social and cultural heart for the borough, by providing a high-quality retail, leisure and entertainment mix within landscaped public spaces. Anchor brands include Fenwick, Marks & Spencer and Cineworld, which compliments the existing Waitrose. The Bracknell Regeneration Partnership is a…

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Queensberry Real Estate’s Tunsgate Square to start on site

Queensberry Real Estate’s Tunsgate Square to start on site

  • September 7, 2015
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Queensberry Real Estate is due to start works onsite at Tunsgate Square, Guildford, to transform the 70,000 sq ft. shopping centre into a distinctive new retail, restaurant and café quarter in the heart of the town centre. Coverdale Barclay is representing Queensberry Real Estate, on behalf of the Merseyside Pension Fund, on PR and Social Media as part of the re-positioning of this £10m scheme. This follows on from CB’s role in PR and stakeholder communications during pre-planning to consent, which was successfully granted in March this year. www.queensberryrealestate.com

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Celebrating Chiltern Street’s bespoke offering

Celebrating Chiltern Street’s bespoke offering

  • September 7, 2015
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Coverdale Barclay represents The Portman Estate on Chiltern Street, one of London’s hottest destinations for independent shopping. Since the opening of the Chiltern Firehouse, Chiltern Street has been rarely out of the press. Summer 2015 saw the launch of Chiltern Street’s bespoke and personal service press campaign, creating awareness for the specialist and boutique offering on the street, with coverage achieved on Vogue.co.uk, amongst others. www.ChilternStreetW1.co.uk

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Seymour Place: Marylebone’s hottest Dining destination

Seymour Place: Marylebone’s hottest Dining destination

  • September 7, 2015
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Following a number of new restaurant openings this summer, including Bernardi’s and Lurra, Seymour Place is fast becoming an exciting dining destination in Marylebone. With nine restaurants now on the street, Coverdale Barclay is working with The Portman Estate to further establish the street’s identity, delivering press and social media campaigns, marketing and events to target local workers and residents. www.portmanvillage.com

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