Meyer Bergman has unveiled its plans for the former Vinopolis site in the Victorian railway arches near London Bridge station and Borough Market on London’s South Bank.
Everyman Cinema and flexible workspace provider The Office Group have already signed up for the leisure and office elements of the 197,800 sq ft and pre-leasing has begun on the 115,600 sq ft of retail and leisure space.
Designed by the award-winning practice SPPARC Architecture, the Borough Yards scheme is scheduled to open in early 2020. As part of the redevelopment, a new pedestrian lane – Dirty Lane will create access from Park Street to Bank End. Borough Yards will re-introduce some of the area’s original Elizabethan street names, such as Clink Yard and Soap Yard, celebrating the site’s heritage.
Meyer Bergman partner George Walsh-Waring said: “Borough Yards will be a retail extension to this historic area, woven into the fabric of the neighbouring streets. The South Bank attracts art lovers, food lovers and theatre-goers but until now there’s been very little fashion retail in the area. We think retailers are going to be keen to be exposed to this very diverse audience.”
Leasing advisors for Borough Yard are CWM and JLL.