The Langham Estate has secured a major deal with axe-throwing brand Whistle Punks, which will open a new flagship venue close to Oxford Street.
Whistle Punks Oxford Street will be circa 7,000sq ft – the competitive socialising concept’s biggest venue in Europe. The company will soon commence fit-out of the former Busaba Eathai site on Eastcastle Street to house nine throwing lanes, a pizza restaurant and a cocktail bar.
The Langham Estate has successfully let or opened 70,000sq ft of commercial space to-date this year and has over 80,000sq ft currently under offer, signalling a positive upswing for the West End after an extensive period of slowdown linked to the pandemic.
The Estate’s leisure and F&B offer has been further enhanced by additions such as independent café, GT Corner, which will see the owner open her third business on the Estate, and 28 ̊-50 ̊ Wine Workshop & Kitchen, which has relocated from Covent Garden into a 5,500sq ft restaurant that opened in April. Art galleries Lungley Gallery and OMNI Gallery, gym chain F45 and grocery delivery start-up Gorillas have also joined the portfolio.
Further to this, The Langham Estate, which manages a 13.8-acre district, has signed deals with three new medical clinics, including global health brand Randox and cosmetic dentistry operator SmileDirectClub.
The Estate says many of the deals have been made possible thanks to tits agility and flexibility and by working closely with its prospective occupiers to transform spaces to suit tenants’ needs – ensuring it can cater to a wide range of businesses.
Malcolm Cohen, leasing and marketing director at The Langham Estate, commented: “The team is delighted to experience a solid, steady recovery in the leasing of the Estate’s commercial space over the course of the last six months. Following almost two years of lockdowns, store closures and uncertainty in the retail sector, it is very promising to see that the West End is bouncing back with a wealth of brands showing a keen interest in opening up shops in the area. This is a testament to how commercially attractive The Langham Estate is, both as a destination to brands and to prospective customers – as well as to our truly collaborative approach. What we offer our tenants is the opportunity to get prime exposure to a varied catchment of users, including local residents, workers, and tourists that visit the Estate for any of its many different offers – ranging from medical to leisure, F&B and art.”