The Gentlemen Baristas, Horticulture and Threepipe are three of the lettings announced at Republic earlier this month. Republic will be The Gentlemen Baristas second site. Currently based in the quirky depths of Southwark The Gentlemen Baristas look forward to bringing quality, freshly roasted coffee and hipster charm to Republic. Horticulture is a new concept from the creative team behind Shapes, Hackney. The menu is Mediterranean with a modern twist. Threepipe, an independent digital agency which counts Sweaty Betty, The England & Wales Cricket Board and Nike among its clients, is taking 6,000 sq ft of office space moving out from Covent Garden.
“Ridiculous rents and rates of central London have forced us and many other creative agencies to look elsewhere to settle and run our businesses. Republic is designed for creative businesses, is competitive in rates and will be a place where our business can expand and grow. We have fast access into the West End and have more flexibility to spend our hard earned money on things other than rent and rates by investing more money into staff training, developing our own IP and attracting talent and clients.” - Jim Hawker co-founder and director of Threepipe.
“Republic is already attracting young businesses priced out of central London and Shoreditch, and with this series of lettings we are setting the tone for our new creative neighborhood – a place for our tenants to work, collaborate, innovate and play. Studio RHE’s reimagining of the building and The Trampery’s community management will be catalysts when the building launches fully in May.” - Robert Wolstenholme, Managing Director of Trilogy Real Estate.
CFC is the retail agent with CBRE.