CGI of New Marlborough Yard development designed by Dexter Moren Associates.

CGI of New Marlborough Yard development designed by Dexter Moren Associates.


New Marlborough Yard

Ufford Street, London SE1 8QD
Local Authority:
Mixed use
Spring 2020

Description of New Marlborough Yard

New Marlborough Yard is a mixed-use development in London SE1.

274-bedroom hotel between Ufford Street and the Lewisham Southwark College Building.

The development will also include Whitbread’s latest Bar + Block restaurant format and high-quality public realm consisting of a public courtyard and pocket park.

Two blocks of accommodation, connected via a glass bridge, will contain the Premier Inn bedrooms and Bar + Block restaurant and the courtyard will feature seating, sculptures and landscaped green spaces.

Construction of the proposed development started in Summer 2018. Expected completion 2020.

The development has been designed to achieve a BREEAM Excellent energy rating.


Construction of the hotel commenced in July 2018, with contractor Gilbert Ash targeting Practical Completion in April 2020. The Premier Inn and Bar + Block Steakhouse are expected to open in Autumn 2020. The main structural frame of the hotel has now been completed, marking a major milestone in the delivery of the project.

2019 - On Wednesday 21st August 2019, Frogmore hosted a Topping Out Ceremony at its 274-bedroom ‘New Marlborough Yard’ hotel development on The Cut. The UK Real Estate specialist was joined by LaSalle Investment Management and Whitbread, who will operate the hotel under its Premier Inn brand, including a Bar + Block Steakhouse.

2017 - The development was acquired by Frogmore. In June the developer announced that a pre-let for a 250/305 bed hotel has been secured.

2016 June - planning permission granted for two buildings designed by Haworth Tompkins with 60 residential homes and 8,000sqft of commercial space. SciEntia.1 was to feature green courtyards, roof gardens, a new urban square and a leafy pocket park at its centre.

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The nearest tube, train and bus stations.
London Waterloo East Rail Station
The Old Vic
1, 168, 172, 176, 188, 59, 68, N1, N171, N68

News: (1)

Premier Inn, the UK’s largest hotel brand, has confirmed it will occupy Frogmore’s New Marlborough Yard development at The Cut in Southwark.

The new hotel is due to be built between Ufford Street and the Lewisham Southwark College Building on The Cut (the former LeSoCo campus) following the grant of planning permission in March 2018.

Alongside the new hotel bedrooms, the Dexter Moren Architects (DMA) designed scheme will also include Whitbread’s latest Bar + Block restaurant format and high-quality public realm consisting of a public courtyard and pocket park.

Whitbread has agreed to take a long-lease on the consented development as it continues to grow the Premier Inn and hub by Premier Inn brands across the capital. The business currently operates four Premier Inn hotels in Southwark (at Borough High Street, Tate Modern, Tower Bridge and Bankside) which together employ more than 125 team members.

Jonathan Langdon, Acquisition Manager in Central London for Whitbread, who secured the site for Premier Inn, commented: “New Marlborough Yard is a superb site in one of London’s most interesting and well-connected places. Securing a Premier Inn hotel here demonstrates the quality of our offer and continues our history of investing and creating jobs in Southwark.”

Jo Allen, Chief Executive of Frogmore added: “We’re delighted to have collaborated with Whitbread and LaSalle on the new Premier Inn and Bar + Block at The Cut. The development offers significant local benefits through job creation and valuable investment, as well as the provision of a pocket park for residents and the reopening of access from the site to Ufford Street.”

“Delivering high-quality public areas for the local community and visitors was central to the design at New Marlborough Yard. Whitbread’s new Bar + Block brand will bring a smart and well-priced restaurant brand to The Cut, which we hope will be used by residents, people working locally and visitors alike.”

Tom Rose, Fund Manager at LaSalle Investment Management, said: “This will be a high-quality development in an extremely attractive central London location. We’re pleased to have completed the investment on behalf of Greater Manchester Pension Fund, with Premier Inn’s long-term lease with inflation-linked uplifts providing an attractive return profile for our client.”

21/10/2018 07:15 by Buildington

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