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Tuesday 8 October 2013 – Media Release

Latest Lettings Announced at Canary Wharf’s Jubilee Place Mall

Canary Wharf Group today announced a further five retail lettings that are due to open at the Jubilee Place Shopping Mall extension in early November 2013.

Cadenzza, Cath Kidson, Pretty Ballerinas, Sweaty Betty and Wolford will be among the new shops to open, joining a further 15 retail brands already announced.

The Jubilee Place extension totals 44,000 sq. ft. of retail space and will result in the addition of twenty-five new stores to Canary Wharf’s existing offer of more than 280 shops, bars, restaurants and cafes.

Camille Waxer, Chief Administrative Officer for Canary Wharf Group, said: ““Our tenant mix at Canary Wharf is going from strength to strength.  I am delighted to welcome our new tenants, Wolford, Cadenzza, Cath Kidston and Pretty Ballerinas who will be opening in Jubilee Place.”

The Head Office of Wolford said: “We are delighted about our latest boutique in one of the most prestigious locations in London. Canary Wharf and Jubilee Place have a unique character and prestige and made it one of our top choices and a perfect match for our brand. We are glad visitors will be able to add Wolford to their next shopping experience.”

Combined with the Group’s 115,000 sq. ft. retail development above the new Canary Wharf Crossrail Station, Jubilee Place represents one of the largest retail expansions currently underway in the UK. The Group’s retail portfolio is currently fully let.

Previously announced to open in the Jubilee Place extension are leading premium fashion brands Michael Kors, Banana Republic and COS, independent designer swimwear brand Orlebar Brown, The White Company, Tiger of Sweden, jewellery brand Monica Vinader, cosmetics brands bareMinerals and Rituals, Oliver Bonas, Schuh, Emmett Shirts, Asics, Godiva and Le Pain Quotidien.

Leasing agents Bruce Gillingham Pollard and Lunson Mitchenall acted on behalf of Canary Wharf Group plc.

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For further information, please contact:

Rachel Bowen/Clarissa Knox
The Communication Group
T: 020 7630 1411
E: cknox@thecommunicationgroup.co.uk

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NOTES TO EDITORS:

The new Jubilee Place Shopping Mall tenants will include:

Pretty Ballerinas – www.prettyballerinas.com – occupying 314 sq ft

Pretty Ballerinas is a brand of ballerinas and flat shoes made by hand since 1918 using only the finest materials. Each shoe shape is named after a female screen or music icon to help customers remember which shape suits them best.

Pretty Ballerinas opened its first boutique at 34 Brook Street in Mayfair, London in February 2007, followed by stores in Pont Street, Belgravia and Threadneedle Street. The year after saw the first retail outlets in continental Europe with two stores being opened in “Barrio Salamanca” the most famous shopping district of Madrid.

In 2009 Pretty Ballerinas launched its “pretty young princess” collection – versions of its ballerinas aimed at the younger customer. Pretty Ballerinas is known for its huge array of styles and colours and the unusual way materials are combined. The stores are designed like tiny chocolate boxes with signature details of French antique gilt mirrors and chandeliers, pink shelving and leopard print sofas.

Sweaty Betty – www.sweatybetty.com – occupying 751 sq ft

Born in the heart of London’s Notting Hill, Sweaty Betty has been ensuring style meets performance in women’s fitness clothing for over 13 years. The aim is to ‘inspire women to find empowerment through fitness’. Now with over 30 Sweaty Betty boutiques around the UK, including concessions in world famous department stores Harrods and Selfridges, Sweaty Betty active wear has become synonymous with innovative, feminine designs for enhanced performance.

From yoga clothes to running kit, ski to beach, gym wear to tennis apparel. Sweaty Betty is the fitness clothing brand of choice. All Sweaty Betty pieces are designed using the highest quality fabrics. From high stretch, sweat-wicking sensitive fabrics for gym wear to draping, odour resistant Yogatech fabrics for yoga clothes – performance and style are not mutually exclusive.
Garment technology and design innovation are at the heart of Sweaty Betty fitness clothing. Everything from our gym wear to ski-lines, yoga clothes to running apparel feature an element of newness. Reflective piping, compression, anti-chaffing flatlocked seams, seamless technology and heat sealed pleating are just a few of the advanced features on Sweaty Betty fitness clothing that guarantee enhanced performance.

Wolford – www.wolford.com – occupying 487 sq ft

The company’s history, which spans over 60 years, has seen it develop from a business focusing solely on Legwear and Bodywear to an international premium brand with an extensive range of products. The first stage in the historic development of the product range saw the step from tights to bodies in 1992. These bodies did not feature any seams; instead they were based on the same circular knitting technology that was used in the successful tight models. This development was followed by a stringent product diversification based on the brand’s quality standards, and saw the range being expanded to incorporate additional areas of Bodywear. With the establishment of the five product groups Legwear, Ready-to-wear, Lingerie, Swimwear and Accessories, Wolford provides all the essentials for your wardrobe: Timeless models with subtle references to the latest trends that perfectly stylise the female silhouette, and fulfil the claim of being both unique and unmistakable.

Cadenzza – www.cadenzza.com – occupying 1569 sq ft

Cadenzza is a new brand by the Swarovski Group, marking the beginning of a new age in fashion jewellery. Being a multi-brand retail format, Cadenzza will become the go-to store for women looking for the latest designs. They’ll be able to choose from an ever-changing collection of pieces from up to 50 top international fashion brands and up-and-coming designers, supplemented by house brands. This curated selection of the world’s finest fashion jewellery will be displayed in a cutting edge in-store environment, which aims to stimulate and inspire. It will revolutionize the market, and transform people’s views. Traditionally, fashion jewellery was reserved for special occasions; but for Cadenzza customers, it will become a way of making every occasion special.

Cath Kidston – www.cathkidston.com – occupying 798 sq ft

Cath Kidston, the home of modern vintage, was founded in 1993 when designer Cath Kidston opened a single shop in London’s Holland Park. The company now offers a full range of highly giftable lifestyle products across homeware, accessories, women’s and children’s fashion.  This global lifestyle brand has 59 Cath Kidston stores and concessions in the UK and Ireland, with an additional 71 internationally and can now proudly say that one in every 4 women in the UK owns Cath Kidston product.  This year, Cath Kidston celebrates its 20th anniversary.

About Canary Wharf Group plc:

Canary Wharf Group plc has achieved one of the greatest feats of civic transformation – an iconic urban regeneration, designing and constructing over 15 million square feet of office and retail space across its 97 acre East London Estate.

There are more than 280 shops, cafes, bars and restaurants at Canary Wharf. Recent openings include Bobbi Brown, Kiehl’s, since 1851 and bridal store Les Trois Soeurs.  10 new bars and restaurants have opened in the past three years, creating hundreds of new jobs.  Iberica recently opened Iberica La Terraza on Cabot Square.

Canary Wharf’s world-class Arts & Events programme includes over 100 events each year and more than 60 art works by 45 artists and designers is found throughout the Estate. Temporary art exhibitions run throughout the year, with recent exhibitors including Peter Randall-Page, Phillip King and Phyllida Barlow.  Canary Wharf Group won the Christie’s Award for Best Corporate Art Collection and Programme at the International Art and Work Awards in November 2010, beating entries from around the world.

20% of the Estate is landscaped parks, plazas and walkways with over 1,000 trees, 88 floral species and each year 70,000 seasonal plants are planted.

Canary Wharf also has one of Britain’s highest concentrations of ‘green’ roofs, reducing energy use and encouraging biodiversity. Canary Wharf Group has been named one of the Sunday Times Best Green Companies in Britain for the past three years.

100,000 people work at Canary Wharf, with the population projected to double by 2025.

Canary Wharf Group plc is an integrated property development, investment and management group of companies.

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