Trilogy Real Estate and LaSalle Investment Management announce trio of amenity lettings at Republic

Trilogy Real Estate and LaSalle Investment Management have announced the signing of three new operators at Republic, totally 7,800 sq ft of leasing. The three new brands amplify the offer for the diverse businesses and talent occupying Republic’s workspace – which sits at the nexus of innovation, tech and the knowledge economy.

Simply Fresh, the upmarket grocery store concept, is set to launch in a prominent corner unit at the scheme with its nutrition-focused product range. The brand calls upon local and organic suppliers to provide healthy British stock, which will trade in a 2,000 sq ft key retail unit for Republic’s workforce. This branch will reflect the theme of a neighbourly convenience store, which can be seen throughout Simply Fresh sites.

Little Me Nursery, the day nursery school, has exchanged contracts and are set to provide an educationally stimulating and nurturing environment for the children of Republic’s workforce and the East India area. The family owned company has three other sites around London and have signed for 3,800 sq ft of space at Republic.

Black Rock has signed for 2,000 sq ft of space on the ground floor of the Import Building. Black Rock offers a truly unique drinking experience. As well as a traditional bar, guests at the Republic outlet will also be able to sit at a central table cut from a single oak tree trunk. The table features carved aging channels, lined with different types of oak to impart curated flavours and character to the whiskies stored in them.

Laurence Jones, Head of Asset Management at Trilogy Real Estate, said:

‘We are committed to delivering incredible workspaces and amenity for our occupiers and the campus is now bustling with innovators, founders and educators. The new amenity additions ensure our great businesses have an expanded selection of choices and services onsite, as well as, in the case of Black Rock, continuing to bolster the night time economy at Republic.’

Thomas Aske, Founder, Black Rock said:

“We are delighted to be able to expand further the Black Rock brand in such an amazing space. Republic is going to be perfect setting for us to become part of the community and we can’t wait to welcome everyone.”

Republic is already home to a raft of creative and innovative companies, including The Trampery co-working space; award-winning digital agency Threepipe; one of Europe’s fastest growing telecommunications companies Lebara Mobile; Deliveroo’s East London recruitment hub; The Gentlemen Baristas coffee shop; and the UK’s largest gym operator PureGym. In October it was announced that Global Banking School will take space at Republic, sitting alongside Anglia Ruskin University’s ARU London facility to create a community of 1000 higher and professional education students on the campus.

Republic has set a new standard for next-generation workspace in East London, providing a well-connected, affordable campus that meets contemporary professional and personal needs, with a focus on creativity, connectivity, affordability and wellbeing. The campus offers an ongoing series of curated social and cultural events, wellness facilities and initiatives, alongside a recently redeveloped public realm, which boasts a comprehensive ecology strategy. The Export Building, the second phase of the campus’ redevelopment, providing another 120,000 sq ft of workspace, will launch this Spring.

CF Commercial acted as agents on behalf of Trilogy Real Estate and LaSalle Investment Management.