Two independent operators are growing their London presence with new openings at Greenland’s award-winning Ram Quarter development in southwest London – the former Young’s brewery site in Wandsworth.
Japanese restaurant brand Sushi Moka has opened in Bubbling Well Square at the heart of the development, alongside established leisure occupiers including Sambrook’s Brewery, fine-dining specialist London Stock and London’s newest boutique bowling alley Strike. Taken on a 15-year lease, Sushi Moka’s Wandsworth outlet is the brand’s second site, building on its successful existing restaurant in Marylebone. Sushi Moka cooks authentic Japanese cuisine with a Western fusion twist, and uses only the finest, locally sourced ingredients.
Leading beauty salon iLuvo also recently launched its second branch with a 15-year lease at Ram Quarter, with premises opening onto Ram Quarter’s Ryeland Boulevard. The salon offers a range of beauty services and treatments, and complements iLuvo’s dedicated laser clinic in Pimlico. It joins a lifestyle line-up at Ram Quarter with neighbours that include HomeWork flexible workspace and The Dapper Fox barber.
Taotao Song, CEO of Greenland UK, said: "There has been a lot of discussion about occupancy rates in the hospitality and leisure sectors but these latest openings show that there are still plenty of opportunities for the right sites with the right offer. With homes, local workspace and direct access to central London from Wandsworth Town, we’ve seen continued demand post-pandemic from boutique operators looking for a blend of community and commuter footfall. Sushi Moka and iLuvo complement the dynamic, independent brands that we already have in place, and bolster our distinctive occupier mix."
Greenland asset manages 70,000 sq ft of ground floor retail and leisure space across more than 4.5 acres at Ram Quarter, the site of the UK's oldest continuously-operating brewery. Alongside high-quality commercial units, Greenland has delivered more than 300 new homes at Ram Quarter, including restored loft apartments within the Grade-II listed brewery buildings. Greenland has also beautifully rewilded a section of the River Wandle which is now open to the public after centuries of obscurity, and has built a new pedestrian bridge over the river; and the development is home to a Heritage Centre attracting visitors from far and wide, telling the brewing history of Ram Quarter and Wandsworth Town.