Two independent food and beverage operators have signed up to London’s new £2.3b Elephant Park development.
The regeneration project, being delivered by Lendlease and Southwark Council, will welcome Japanese ramen noodle bar Koi Ramen, specialising in Tonkotsu ramen, and craft beer concept the Tap In, a new concept from the founders of Six Yard Box and Hop Art.
Sustainable community food market operator Mercato Metropolitano is also set to launch MM Factory food market at the site later in the year.
The Tap In previously operated at Artworks, a pop-up retail park that was created by Lendlease in 2014.
Sebastian O’Driscoll, co-founder of the Tap In, said: “We are so excited to combine our two proven concepts to create the Tap In and will soon open a brand-new site at Elephant Park. The Artworks provided the perfect platform for us to trial Six Yard Box and then launch Hop Art to develop our brand. To myself and my two partners, Eoin and Harry, Elephant and Castle is home and we are grateful that Lendlease recognised how important being a part of this local community is for our growing brand.”
Guy Thomas, head of retail at Lendlease, added: “We are thrilled that Elephant Park will be home to a diverse range of food & beverage brands, the Tap In, and Koi Ramen both borne in London, alongside the recently announced MM Factory from Mercato Metropolitano, will position the destination as the perfect hotspot for culture, dining-out and socialising.”
Nash Bond and CF Commercial represented Lendlease.