Jamie Oliver and celebrated New York chef Adam Perry Lang have chosen One New Change in the City of London as the venue for their latest restaurant. The business will be headed up by experienced restaurant operator, Kevin Bacon.
The new restaurant, as yet un-named and due to open in October 2010, will also have a retail outlet. The building enjoys stunning views of St Paul’s Cathedral and will benefit from an estimated seven million city workers and tourists visiting the area each year/week.
Commenting on the letting, David Atcherley Symes, Retail Manager for Land Securities London Portfolio, said: “This is absolutely fantastic news. Jamie and Adam’s fabulous new restaurant concept is exactly what we’re looking for at One New Change. The combination of what I know will be incredible food and our awesome location will mean visitors will have the most exquisite dining experience. This really sets the tone of what One New Change will offer and how exciting a place it will be.”
Kevin Bacon, Managing Director, International Restaurants for Jamie Oliver added: “Where else would we launch an innovative restaurant concept? The heart of London is the place to be and One New Change, as a new signature building set so close to St Paul’s, is just perfect. Introducing this brand new dining concept in such a prominent global position is something we are extremely excited about.”
Jamie Oliver has become a global household name over the last ten years with a series of best-selling books, top-rated TV series and successful restaurants, Fifteen and Jamie’s Italian.
Adam Perry Lang is an internationally recognised chef whose US restaurant, Daisy May’s BBQ USA in New York, has become the place to go for anyone who loves seriously great barbecue.
Visitors to One New Change will also be able to sample eight other restaurants and coffee shops, a vibrant retail offer and never-before-seen views of St Paul’s Cathedral from the public roof terrace. Over half of the 50 plus shops have been let or reserved, with confirmed lettings including Hobbs, Reiss, H&M, Marks & Spencer and Topshop.
The building is designed by internationally-renowned Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel, and is on schedule for an Autumn 2010 opening and will lead the transformation of the City into a seven-day shopping and leisure destination.