Situated in a truly iconic location next to Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, St Katharine Docks is central London’s only marina. And since Camper & Nicholsons Marinas announced the refurbishment of the marina in April, there has been a flurry of excitement and activity down at the docks.
As custodians and owners of the wider St Katharine Docks estate, Blackstone has now secured the world’s leading offshore sailing apparel brand as a new tenant. Musto will occupy part of the first floor of the International House building, which will become their corporate headquarters and showroom for the rapidly expanding range of high performance sailing, equestrian and sports apparel.
Danny Egan, Senior Portfolio Manager, Blackstone Property Management, said: “As a prominent global brand in sailing, Musto represent a perfect fit for the docks.”
Peter Smith, CEO of Musto, commented: “As a great British sailing brand we are delighted to move to St Katharine Docks which is the ideal location to promote Musto’s brand values and product range as well as ensuring that we are readily accessible to our key stakeholders. The relocation of our headquarters and showroom to International House has provided us with the perfect setting to showcase our products.”
This is great news for Blackstone as it fits perfectly with its wider vision to capitalise on St Katharine Docks’ unique waterside location, and to oversee its evolution as one of the capital’s most vibrant business, retail, and leisure destinations.
With the renovation of the marina well under way and the Central Basin almost complete, yacht owners can now get a preview of what the whole marina will feel like in a few months time. By early 2017, the marina will be completely renovated and restored, with new pontoons, new electrical systems and utilities. The marina will also have a completely new layout with more high-quality berths available.
For more information, please visit www.cnmarinas.com/skd