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Lendlease’s Elephant Park goes through the gears with latest community-focused signings

Lendlease has announced the launch of its latest curated community space at Elephant Park. Elephant Stores is a 3,000 sq ft unit occupied by local brands Little Louie, SoLo Craft Fair, and Fix Your Cycle, and furnished – with all items for sale – by online operator, Vintage Matters.

Elephant Stores, a unit overlooking the new two-acre park within Zone One of London, has been purposely fitted from shell as a pop up to facilitate a wider range of uses for new businesses than a standard unit would provide, creating more opportunities for community-focused offers at Elephant Park.

  • Little Louie is the latest project by Louie Louie, the restaurant-bar-café hybrid venue located a stone’s throw away on the Walworth Road. From the Elephant Park unit, Little Louie will serve classic brunch dishes during the day with a Nepalese-inspired evening menu, alongside affordable cocktails, and a large selection of wines.
  • South London based enterprise, SoLo Craft Fair, run craft markets that promote small businesses, both individual stall holders and workshop leaders. The pop-up supports all things natural, handmade, and ethically sourced, as well as championing diversity and inclusion.
  • Fix Your Cycle, the local bike specialists, offer high-quality servicing and repairs, and with sustainability in mind, the sale of well-conditioned used cycles. With frequent pop-ups in key London locations, the experts will welcome all types of cyclist, from commuters and family riders to serious bike lovers, providing a key service for the rapidly growing cycling industry.
  • Vintage Matters, the Camberwell-based online vintage furniture shop, will set up its first physical outpost at Elephant Stores. It will provide the furniture for the space, giving a new meaning to ‘try before you buy’ and making Elephant Stores the perfect place to pick up lust-worthy, mid-century homewares.

Guy Thomas, Head of Place Assets at Lendlease, commented on the launch: “Pre-fitting in the manner we have has made the process of attracting more diverse operators easier, cheaper and faster, and for a young business this can make the difference in enabling them to take a physical space. Lendlease has an ongoing commitment to securing a complete and varied mix of operators within Elephant Park, focusing on those that understand the local area and its community. Having Little Louie, SoLo, Fix Your Cycle and Vintage Matters is another great step for Elephant Park, and one that delivers perfectly on our community-first objective.”

 News of Elephant Stores was released as Lendlease also announced the marketing of the latest phase of retail on Chatteris Quarter at Elephant Park. The units, also on Ash Avenue and a short distance from the Four Quarters arcade bar, offer high footfall potential with views over the two-acre park, and are open to retail, wellbeing, leisure, or creative businesses with a base in south London. For more information on Chatteris Quarter, get in touch with the Lendlease leasing team here.

Chris Greenwood of Little Louie, said: “Elephant Park is the perfect location to expand our brand in South London. The shared white-box space offered by Lendlease is a brilliant way to come together with other independents and will create a fresh customer experience whilst championing local brands, adding to Elephant Park’s unique community spirit.”

Nash Bond, CF Commercial, and Shelley Sandzer represent Lendlease.