The first of two new businesses at Goodluck Hope, Ballymore’s new island development on Leamouth Peninsula in London, has opened its doors today.
Purveyors of the finest seasonal fruit and vegetables, ethical and organic grocer Taylor’s of Goodluck Hope will serve the island community everything from luxury, handpicked delicacies to cupboard essentials for every day. Having firmly established themselves at Maltby Street Market, Taylor’s of Goodluck Hope will have an in-store deli, offering a quiet sanctuary for savouring and enjoying fine food, while its wine-bar will create a lively social hub at the heart of the neighbourhood, where friends can gather, and occasions can be celebrated.
Guests can expect delicious small plates and relaxed dishes, showcasing seasonal produce with a “farm shop-to-table” ethos. Each day, the Chef will prepare a bespoke fresh meal that Goodluck Hope residents and locals can enjoy - eventually these meals will be available for ‘click and collect’ for the ultimate tasty, healthy and easy dinner at home.
The store will also use minimal packaging, with free refill stations for many grocery items to help shoppers reduce waste. Regular events, such as talks to tastings with artisan food and drink suppliers, will entertain and educate locals, and bring the community together over a love of food.
Just next door, wholesale bakery and coffee shop Layers is set to open later this month, offering delicious goods every day from 8am, including freshly baked sourdough goods, delicious coffees, grab-and-go breakfasts as well as a very seasonal all-day brunch menu from the cafe. They will also host a rolling programme of events and educational workshops.
Founded by Chelsea, Giulia and Faye, who have years of industry experience in hospitality, retail, coffee, baked goods, and food, Layers is both creative and fun whilst expressing individuality and attracting its 'people' through culture and authenticity. The store will be family friendly, with pets welcome too.
Goodluck Hope is the industrial-inspired riverside development of 841 new homes on Leamouth Peninsula, creating an island neighbourhood of new homes, creative hubs and independent businesses. Inspired by its rich maritime heritage and cultural history, Goodluck Hope is conveniently located close to finance and commercial hub Canary Wharf and London City Airport via Canning Town station on the Jubilee Line, and yet remains secluded from the rush of the city, offering a uniquely tranquil waterfront lifestyle in this part of the capital.
Keith Taylor, founder of Taylor’s at Goodluck Hope, said: “We instantly loved the feel of Goodluck Hope when we first visited. The Dry Dock being right at the centre of the community excited us so much that we couldn't say no! Since the announcement of our shop opening, we have been inundated with messages from residents welcoming and engaging with us, cementing that sense of community we felt. We cannot wait to open and start greeting people in both our store and bar.”
Faye Weatherburn, co-founder of Layers, said: “I fell in love with this location from the very first time we came to visit, back in May 2022. There was still construction taking place and yet, we went in and looked at each other and said, 'Yes, I think this is it.' There is something about the view of the O2, being so close to the water, and the history of the location that just makes it all magical. We look forward to opening and serving the new community at Goodluck Hope.”
James Boyce, Associate Regional Sales Director at Ballymore, said: “We are delighted to welcome Taylor’s of Goodluck Hope and Layers Bakery to our island community.
The island is already home to a number of thriving independent businesses, and the arrival of an exciting new destination bakery and a premium, ethical grocer, deli and wine bar will bring the best food, drink and atmosphere right to the doorstep of our residents, offering ultimate convenience. They join the neighbouring cocktail bars, coffee shops, galleries and culture hubs just a few minutes away on City Island, completing our island story.”
Both stores can be found at Orchard Dry Dock, Orchard Place, London E14 0JW. Taylor’s of Goodluck Hope is now open, with Layers Bakery opening later this month. Layers Bakery will be open daily from 8am and Taylor’s of Goodluck Hope grocery is open from 8am to 8pm Tuesday to Saturday and 9am to 7pm on Sundays.