The Grafton Cambridge signs new anchor fashion retailer

River Island has signed to open a new full-sized store at The Grafton, Cambridge’s only shopping destination to offer a retail, leisure and F&B mix. The fashion retailer is relocating from its River Island Boutique store within the centre, upsizing by 260%, in a newly reconfigured anchor unit. The space has been redesigned to meet […]

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

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, […]

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

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 […]

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

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. […]

Springfields Outlet: Combining retail and leisure

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

Coverdale Barclay hosts inspirational breakfast with global retail advisor Andrew Jennings

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 […]