French Connection is on talks to
buy one of Hammersmith's landmarks. The clothing retailer, which
sells the designer labels FCUK and Nicole Farhi, is planning to
put together six of its London sites in just one building, the
The Ark, a feature building designed
by Ralph Erskine owned by the German investment fund DEKA, was
once occupied by Seagram, but it has been empty for more than
a year now.
It is said that French Connection is planning to place a banner
on the Ark glass façade, so A4 drivers in both directions
would be able to see a giant FCUK.
French Connection is an international retailing of fashion clothing
and accessories. It is in business since 1972 and has outlets
not only in the UK, but all over Europe, America and Asia.
It all depends of an agreement over the price. DEKA wants £60
million for the building. FCUK is trying to get a better deal.