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Leicht (KDC) to open north London showroom

Leicht Kitchen Design Centre (Leicht KDC) has secured a deal to take over Neil Lerner’s old Poliform studio on Finchley Road.

Before its collapse, Neil Lerner Kitchens occupied two showrooms on Finchley Road – one specialised in Häcker and the other Poliform. Brandt Kitchens recently announced that it had taken over the Häcker showroom. Leicht KDC’s new showroom will be located next door at 487 Finchley Road.

Set to open in December, the Leicht North London showroom will feature four large Leicht kitchen displays and will create two new jobs.

Leicht KDC is run by managing director Liam Hopper (pictured) who also has a successful contracts business and retail showrooms in Battersea, Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells.

The company had a presence on Finchley Road 10 years ago – as a concession in Woodalls – but left there to open its showroom in Sevenoaks after “rapid expansion”.

Leicht KDC managing director Liam Hopper said: “We are delighted to be returning to north London with our very own flagship showroom. Finchley Road is north London’s kitchen alley. It’s a destination point for kitchens and we look forward to having a presence there. It’s our fourth retail showroom and it will be a valuable resource that will enable us to expand into the major project market within north London.”

Hopper recently secured a deal worth £1.4 million with luxury developer Dandara for to provide kitchens for 126 plots within the famous Pantiles development in Tunbridge Wells.

His father, Graham Hopper, is well known industry figure who has been running Leicht UK for over 35 years.