Food and beverage provider D&D has signed to take the majority of Lendlease and LCR’s Pavilion building at International Quarter London (IQL).


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The Pavilion, which is currently under construction, is located at the gateway to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford.

The 17,000 sq ft space is designed by architects ACME and the design will incorporate a ground floor café, brasserie, first floor restaurant and a rooftop bar. Property Week understands the operator will run “the vast majority” of the space.

The buildings also included a 3,000 sq ft roof terrace.

The new letting will add to D&D’s list of restaurants in the capital including Bluebird Chelsea, German Gymnasium in Kings Cross and Fiume in Battersea Power Station.

IQL is a £2.4bn joint venture between Lendlease and LCR, creating a 22-acre neighbourhood consisting of residential, offices, retail and restaurants.

“The Pavilion will be the beating heart of IQL and our goal was to sign up a tenant with enough gravitas and vision to establish a concept that would complement the thriving and diverse community we are building and nurturing,” said Guy Thomas, head of retail at Lendlease.

Des Gunewardena, chairman and chief executive of D&D London, added: “D&D has an established reputation for being at the forefront of restaurant development within emerging areas of cities both in the UK and overseas.”

Shelley Sandzer advised IQL and D&D London represented itself.