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Jamie Times Two at Central Saint Giles.

Simon Wilkes - Head of Development - Legal & General Property
Simon Wilkes
Head of Development
Legal & General Property

16 August 2011

Simon Wilkes - Head of Development - Legal & General Property
Simon Wilkes
Head of Development
Legal & General Property

Still flushed with the success of landing Jamie Oliver's first Union Jacks restaurant Central Saint Giles is pleased to announced that it will also be home of Cabana, a new Brasilian barbeque restaurant.

Cabana is the creation of ex-lawyer turned restaurateur Jamie Barber, who is a founder of Hush, Villandry and Kitchen Italia. Barber has taken the 3,430 sq ft Unit 9 on a 15 year lease together with Momo's co-founder David Ponte

Jamie Barber said: "I have no doubt that Central Saint Giles will become an exciting and vibrant eating hub much along the lines of St Christopher's place and I am delighted that we have secured a great site with great neighbours"

Legal & General Property and Mitsubishi Estate Company's Central Saint Giles, the vibrantly coloured 500,000 sq ft mixed-use development designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano is home to NBC Universal, Google, Mindshare and Burson & Marsteller, private and affordable housing and boasts a brand new piazza surrounded by restaurants complete with mature oak trees and public sculptures.

Simon Wilkes head of development at Legal & General Property said: "We feel very honoured that both Jamie Oliver and Jamie Barber have chosen Central Saint Giles as the launch pad for two very exciting new concepts. It is a fantastic endorsement of the quality of the scheme's architecture and justifies the attention given to creating such an attractive public realm."

MEC's Central Saint Giles, West End, London
MEC's Central Saint Giles, West End, London

Mitsubishi Estate Company's UK managing director Hiroyuki Arimura added: "We believe we have created a unique new dining quarter for Central London with a great ambience around the new piazza."

Irish restaurateur and judge on the BBC's Great British Menu Oliver Peyton was one of the first to sign up at the scheme with his Peyton & Byrne café and bakery, which trades from the ground floor hotel-like lobby of the office building . But the first restaurant to start trading there was a new chic format Zizzi.

Bruce Gillingham Pollard and Restaurant Property are advising on Central Saint Giles.


Notes to editors

Legal & General Property:

Legal & General Property (LGP) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM), one of Europe's largest institutional asset managers and a major global investor. LGIM manages approximately £362bn of assets on behalf of more than 3,300 clients (30 June 2011) and provides products and solutions spanning all asset classes. LGP is the third largest institutional property fund manager in the UK, managing or co-managing 17 separate funds or vehicles and two segregated mandates with an aggregate asset value of over £10.1bn as at 31 March 2011. These funds include:

Specialist Pooled Funds
The Leisure Fund Limited Partnership; Industrial Property Investment Fund; UK Logistics Fund; Arlington Business Parks Partnership; and the English Cities Fund

Single Asset Vehicles
Bracknell Regeneration Partnership; Central Saint Giles Partnership; Performance Retail Limited Partnership and Warrington Retail Limited Partnership

Balanced Funds
Life Fund; Linked Pensions; Linked Life; Managed Fund; Property Unit Trust; UK Property Income Fund; LPI Income Property Fund and the Hybrid Property Fund.

LGP's UK-focused fund management platform has built and retained a strong track record of out-performance across the sector. Owing to its size, diversity and penetration, it benefits from best in class banking and property industry contacts which, along with its wealth of in-house skill and expertise, have enabled it to continue to attract and secure high quality market opportunities. Taking a client-centric approach, the business places the highest priority upon integrity and transparency, leveraging upon the significant resources provided by the wider LGIM platform. Sector specialists cover each sphere of the market and are supported by LGP's market-leading research capability.

LGP's sector specialism's cross all facets of the real estate market. In particular, the Company has a major development platform, responsible for delivering the West End office market's latest landmark, Central Saint Giles, and currently involved in developing its high profile Covent Garden scheme, Agar Street, as well as significant town-centre retail regeneration projects, including Bracknell, Northampton and Eastbourne.

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