Roca Group To Open At Imperial Wharf

16th June 2008

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St George announces the arrival of Roca, the leading international bathroom manufacturer, to Imperial Wharf.

Roca, the 'Leading Global Bathroom Brand', has purchased commercial premises comprising 11,917 sq ft (1,107 sq m) at Imperial Wharf, the award-winning new mixed used development, for their new international flagship showroom which will exhibit a range of high-quality innovative products.

On the north bank of the River Thames, adjacent to Chelsea Harbour, Imperial Wharf is one of London's premier riverside locations. A host of fine shops, bars and restaurants are on the doorstep, including the newly opened Marks & Spencer Simply Food. The development also incorporates the popular Young's Waterside bar and restaurant along with fine restaurants, Saran Rom, Yi-Ban, Deep, Memories of India on the River and Wimbledon Wine Cellar to tempt the palate.

Ross Faragher, Managing Director of St George Central London comments, "The addition of Roca to Imperial Wharf adds a further dynamic to the mix of commercial space already present at the development. Roca's talent for quality design and innovation will only add to the growing number of prestige occupiers currently trading within Imperial Wharf."

Additional amenities include a 385m walkway along the River Thames, Jury's Inn Chelsea Hotel, Gambado, the family indoor play centre, and Bright Horizon's childcare and education centre.

Miguel Angel Munar, Senior Managing Director of Roca, comments "Roca has chosen London and particularly Imperial Wharf as the best possible location for its international flagship showroom. It will be the ideal place to showcase Roca´s forward thinking in bathroom space and design. This showroom will enable Roca to exhibit their most innovative products and prototypes, host premier key international product launches and we would like it to be regarded as a central hub which attracts designers and architects. We intend providing visitors with a stimulating experience to enable them to discover more about the Roca brand and its products."

Imperial Wharf is superbly connected with excellent transport links, with Fulham Broadway underground station located close by. A river taxi service, available from the adjacent Chelsea Harbour is available, whilst the development benefits from enhanced bus routes, with the C3, 424 and 391 stopping at the development offering easy public transportation throughout the borough, and beyond. The new Imperial Wharf railway station will be located adjacent to Roca, providing direct links with Clapham Junction for London's railway network and West Brompton for the underground.

Roca was represented in the acquisition by Jarman & Co and St George by Knight Frank.

For further details on the range of restaurant, retail and office opportunities available at Imperial Wharf, ranging from 477 to 10,959 sq ft (44.3 - 1,018 sq m), please contact Charles Palmer or Phil Hobley of Knight Frank on 020 7629 8171, Adam Bressloff of Boston Gilmore LLP on 020 7603 1616, or Edmond Schama of Shelly Sandzer on 020 7580 3366

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