Everyman, the boutique cinema operator, has signed for a 3 screen cinema at Broadgate’s 1FA, London EC2 – marking another significant step in the campus’ evolution into a vibrant, mixed use neighbourhood for workers and visitors.
Offering a premium experience where customers can enjoy an array of films, special events, launches and live cultural broadcasts, Everyman will take 11,000 sq ft across the ground and lower ground floors of the building and will open in 2019.
Other recent signings at Broadgate include Eataly, the Italian marketplace, which has chosen 135 Bishopsgate to open its first UK location in 2020; Inception Group, which will launch its first City bar, Mrs Fogg’s, in Broadgate Circle later this summer; and Mimecast, the UK-founded cybersecurity company, which is taking 79,000 sq ft at 1FA when its refurbishment completes next year.
Crispin Lilly, Chief Executive, Everyman, said, “We think this amazing and innovative development in such an exciting part of London is a perfect fit for Everyman. We particularly like Broadgate’s focus on people and the experience, whether this is through its use of public squares and outdoor dining or its ambition to become a landmark retail destination.
“Everyman’s success is rooted in our absolute focus on the customer experience whether it is from our unique and welcoming bars, quality food and drink, or most importantly, our terrific venue teams. Everyman customers have high expectations and our ongoing challenge is to meet or exceed them. We believe our cinema will become a key part of the evolving social scene around 1FA.”
Claire Barber, Head of Central London Retail and Meadowhall, British Land said: “Everyman is exactly the kind of brand that we’re looking to join us at Broadgate as we focus on the campus’ evolution into a vibrant, mixed use neighbourhood.
“Perfectly complementing the campus’ increasingly diverse selection of restaurants and bars, Everyman will be a major draw for visitors throughout the week and will provide another evening venue for our customers on campus.”
1FA is undergoing a major refurbishment to deliver 247,000 sq ft of new offices and 42,000 sq ft of space for the new Everyman Cinema, retail and restaurants. These progressive plans, which include the addition of a roof terrace, are designed to specifically appeal to innovative businesses looking for modern, quality space in an excellent location.
Broadgate, which is the largest pedestrianised neighbourhood in London, is a large, 32-acre office and retail estate in the City of London, owned by British Land and GIC and managed by Broadgate Estates.