Get Living has completed a new 10-year lease with Refill Therapy a retail convenience concept centred on sustainability, low carbon and zero packaging. This newest letting support’s the placemaking strategy at Get Living’s urban neighbourhoods, centred around the themes of sustainable living and positive fashion and which is being driven by growing demand from its residents and local consumers for ethical brands.
Refill Therapy will provide eco-friendly, plant based, biodegradable and organic products such as bulk food, fruit and veg, household cleaning and personal care, at affordable prices.
The unit, located on Victory Parade, will use recycled and reclaimed materials to create a rustic, urban and welcoming space, while minimizing environmental impact.
East Village has also agreed to let a unit to Barber Social, whose design concept brief centres around low impact and waste reduction, through re-using elements of the previous occupier and a whole host of reclaimed materials, including refurbished barbers chairs.
With a focus on sustainability and recycling materials, these new tenants align with Get Living’s East Village strategy to attract creative, community-focused occupiers. Last year, this strategy manifested through Get Living’s strategic partnership with Christopher Raeburn, founder of RÆBURN and Global Creative Director of Timberland, and the British Fashion Council’s Institute of Positive Fashion to kick-start Get Living’s positioning of East Village as a new creative hub for the local E20 community, Newham and the wider London creative sector.
Ailish Christian-West, Director of Real Estate at Get Living says: “We are seeing a growing desire from our residents to make changes to their lives which support the environment and Refill Therapy is a format which can help them achieve this for their everyday grocery consumption. This is a seamless fit for East Village and supports our overall ethos of creating an environment which aids sustainable living within the local community.”
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