Retail brands revealed for Canary Wharf's Crossrail station
The first brands set to create a retail and leisure destination at Canary Wharf's Crossrail station have been revealed.
The sole Everyman Cinema east of the capital, Sports Bar & Grill and Mexican burrito restaurant, Poncho 8, will all open their doors in May next year - three years in advance of the transport hub.
They will take their place in the six-storey development, designed by Foster + Partners, in a structure which covers the station with a semi open-air timber lattice.
Camille Waxer, chief administrative officer for Canary Wharf Group plc, said: "Everyman Cinema, Sports Bar & Grill and Poncho 8 are key brands we've been targeting, as they will add enjoyment and diversity to the growing portfolio of retail and leisure outlets at the Canary Wharf estate.
"It's very important for us to offer a varied experience to our loyal customers and we look forward to welcoming them at the new Crossrail development opening in May 2015."
Spanning 115,000 sq ft, when combined with CWG's recent extension of Jubilee Place Mall the projects represent one of the largest current retail expansions in the UK.
Andrew Myers, CEO of Everyman Media Group plc, said: "We hope that the Everyman concept will become a real hub of entertainment at the new Crossrail development at Canary Wharf.
"It will definitely add to and offer something extra special to the Canary Wharf community."
David Evans, managing director of Sports Bar & Grill, said: "To be the successful tender for the new Canary Wharf Crossrail scheme has placed Sports Bar & Grill at the centre of a key area of London for workers and residents alike.
"It demonstrates the appetite of discerning sports fans who want to enjoy really good food, whilst watching sports in an environment with state-of-the-art screens."
Nick Birkett, co-owner of Poncho 8, said: "To be selected as the only Mexican operator in the Canary Wharf Crossrail development is very exciting.
"It will be our flagship store. We already deliver our breakfasts and burritos to a large number of customers in Canary Wharf from our stores in the City so we know the demand is there for Poncho 8's product."