July 2019

Graham Parker at Retail Destination July 10, 2019

Three upcoming and independent London brands – Koi Ramen, The Tap In and Dima Beautiful – have signed leases for space within the heart of the Elephant Park development emerging in south London.

Two of the brands, The Tap In and Dima Beautiful, are opening their first permanent bricks and mortar sites at Elephant Park after trading at Artworks, a pop-up retail park that was created by Lendlease in 2014 to provide community-led space for start-ups.

The 1,313-sq ft craft beer venue The Tap In is a new brand from the founders of Six Yard Box and Hop Art. Award-winning beauty salon, Dima Beautiful, has opened a 1,151 sq ft store at 4 Sayer Street. And Japanese ramen noodle bar, Koi Ramen, which currently has sites in Brixton and Tooting, has signed for a 414-sq ft unit.

Guy Thomas, head of retail at Lendlease, said: “At Lendlease we are committed to helping new and existing local brands, and we are proud to have created a location and community for retailers to thrive within.”

Nash Bond and CF Commercial represented Lendlease.