Borough Yards development in South London SE1.

Borough Yards development in South London SE1.


Borough Yards

1 Bank End, London SE1 9BU
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Description of Borough Yards

Borough Yards is a £300m retail-led regeneration in Borough, South London SE1.

Redevelopment of former wine-tasting venue Vinopolis and neighbouring sites, which front onto the pedestrian path linking the Tate Modern to the west with Borough Market, London Bridge Station and The Shard.

Besides offices, Borough Yards will provide more than 115,600 sq ft of retail and leisure space.

The development site spans the railway arches bounded by Thames House, Stoney Street, Clink Street and Park Street, and the land between the railway viaduct and Wine Wharf. 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.

Borough Yards is an investment of Meyer Bergman European Retail Partners II, a fund advised by Meyer Bergman. Leasing advisors for Borough Yard are CWM and JLL.


2018 July - Construction starts on the Borough Yard development. Architects: SPPARC Architecture, QS: Gleeds
Contractor: WATES, Client: MB Bermondsey Ltd, Interiors: SPPARC Architecture, Structural engineer: Pell Frischmann, M&E engineer: Meinhardt, Fire engineer: Fire Surgery, Landscape architect: Burns & Nice, External Lighting: GIA Equation, For more press information please contact: Ellie, Mackenzie or Gabriel Rodriguez Calderon at Caro Communications.

2017 November - Meyer Bergman, the real estate investment manager, signs The Office Group, who will occupy Thames House and a new adjacent building, taking a total of 68,500 sq ft (6,360m2). This new building will incorporate a new 6,100 sq ft Everyman cinema.

2017 - Planning permission for:
Redevelopment of Thames House behind retained façade for retail use (either Classes A1 shops, A2 professional services, A3 cafes/restaurants or A4 drinking establishments) on the ground floor and offices above, demolition of two storey Thames House side addition; erection of a 6 storey building on land between railway viaduct and 28 Park Street (max. building height 27.4m AOD) to provide retail on ground and part first floors (either Classes A1, A2, A3 and A4) and offices above; remodelling of Wine Wharf building on Stoney Street, replacement of existing two storey Vinopolis Plaza at 16
Park Street with a two storey retail building, refurbishment of railway arches and change of use to retail (either Classes A1, A2, A3 or A4); creation of a basement to provide a cinema (Class D2 use) cycle parking spaces and refuse and recycling; together with the formation of a new north-south route alongside the railway arches and a new east-west retail arcade. Southwark Council ref. no. 15-AP-3066.

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The nearest tube, train and bus stations.
London Bridge Underground Station
Jubilee, Northern
The Hop Exchange
344, 381, N343, N381

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Construction work at Borough Yards started in July.

The scheme, which received planning permission in March 2017, and is due for completion in 2020, will feature five mixed-use buildings including Grade A workspace, retail, gallery, restaurants, cinema and creative spaces. The high-quality public realm scheme will restore and reinvent the lost medieval street pattern of the area adjacent to the world-famous food destination Borough Market.

Restoring and rejuvenating an important part of south London’s Victorian railway heritage, the landmark scheme will also re-purpose 8,500sqm of existing railway arches. SPPARC’s design weaves together historic fabric with contemporary architecture and new public spaces to open up the site to its Bankside context and bring new pedestrian permeability and amenities to the area.

Trevor Morriss, Principal at SPPARC, commented: “Borough Yards will become a new cultural destination that reflects the work/play balance of modern London."

In addition, the project will see the complete redevelopment of former wine-tasting venue Vinopolis and neighbouring sites fronting the pedestrian paths linking Tate Modern with Borough Market, the newly reconfigured London Bridge station and The Shard.

The proposal incorporates retained façades of forgotten warehouses which will be sensitively blended into the new Borough Yards district, providing elevations to two, six storey office buildings.

Borough Yards is just one of many SPPARC projects in Southwark, including the Music Box, Native Bankside, 87 Newington Causeway, Ilderton Road and Verney Road.

06/08/2018 10:30 by Buildington

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