Lendlease has announced the signings of four East Asian brands at Elephant Park, that together will bring an exciting addition to the leisure and dining experience in the neighbourhood. E
sports café Wanyoo, Taiwanese tea specialists YiFang, and restaurant & bar OISOI have taken an inter-connected unit spanning over 6,000 sq ft, and will be joined at Elephant Park by sushi and hot food outlet Kokoro.
The new Elephant Park site will be Wanyoo’s fourth in the UK, covering 1,917 sq ft and seating up to 45 players at any given time, with the latest in Esports technology.
Specialising in Taiwanese fruit tea, YiFang is set to open its latest London outlet, a 226 sq ft unit integrated with Wanyoo, offering its range of fruit teas, fresh milk teas.
Having signed for a 3,968 sq ft, 130 cover restaurant, OISOI is Elephant Park’s largest dining outlet to date. It will provide an “When East Meets West” concepy, collaborating with Michelin-starred chef Max Castaldo and combining sous vide with traditional wok fried skills, to present a unique OISOI experience.
Adjacent to 400 Rabbits on Ash Avenue, Kokoro is a Korean-Japanese takeaway focused brand. The 1,000 sq ft sushi and bento restaurant has expanded significantly throughout the UK since launching in southwest London just over 10 years ago.
Guy Thomas, head of place assets at Lendlease, said: “Wanyoo, YiFang, and OISOI benefit from facing onto New Kent Road, a busy thoroughfare and key gateway to Elephant Park, while Kokoro looks out onto the amazing two-acre green space of the brand new park. Esports is already a huge industry and it’s great to have an industry leader joining us whilst adding to the leisure provision at Elephant Park. Adding some amazing East Asian food and drink, gives further diversity to the wider Elephant Park lifestyle and F&B offer, which is shaping up to be an all-encompassing destination, in line with our vision.”
Nash Bond, CF Commercial and Shelley Sandzer represented Lendlease.