Fifth site secured for fast-growing food hall venture
Market Halls, the specialist food hall company set up by former property developer Andy Lewis-Pratt with restaurateur Simon Anderson, is to open its fifth food hall across the ground and dock levels of Cargo, the new workplace and leisure destination currently being delivered by Blackstone at Crossrail Place in Canary Wharfwhich is due to complete in Q4 2020.
Market Hall Cargo will be spread over 20,000 sq ft, spanning the lower floors of Cargo and integrating with the receptions of the 340,000-sq ft office scheme; with provision for numerous kitchens, two bars, coffee shop, outdoor terraces and seating for 500.
Championing a new era of British food halls, Crossrail Place will be the operator’s fourth London location following the successful opening off Fulham and Victoria and the upcoming launch at Oxford Circus. In addition Market Halls has assigned at intu Lakeside in Thurrock, Essex.
Co-founder and COO Simon Anderson said: “Canary Wharf has been on our radar since day one as a perfect location for Market Halls. Blackstone’s plans for Cargo are every impressive and with the eventual opening of the Elizabeth Line we are very excited to have found the perfect place.”
Knight Frank and Cushman & Wakefield acted for Blackstone and Lightlease for Market Halls.