The Burlington Arcade

— London, UK

Portfolio Project

Acquisition date:

25 October, 2010

Asset type:

Retail

Square metres:

3,500 sq. m.

Key occupants:

Chanel, Church’s, Ladurée, La Perla

This Grade II listed building is a historic and architectural masterpiece, which remains one of London’s most iconic, covered retail streets.

This iconic covered shopping street extends from Piccadilly to Burlington Gardens, parallel to Bond Street, in London’s luxury quarter of Mayfair. Patrolling the property are uniformed Beadles, the longest-serving private security force in the U.K. Built in 1819 by Lord George Cavendish, it opened as Britain’s first shopping arcade and the property’s rich heritage is reflected in its Grade II protection listing.

Burlington Arcade is freehold property, a rarity in this part of central London. A sensitive restoration of the building’s original features, including the installation of magnificent new flooring, has re-established Burlington Arcade as an internationally recognised shopping destination that offers a new mix of exclusive luxury brands and design talent.

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We have restored the lustre to this gem and benefited from the anticipated surge in demand of brands from across the globe that are seeking to open stores in Mayfair, London’s luxury shopping district. Burlington Arcade is one of our signature investments.”

Markus Meijer, CEO of Meyer Bergman