Pergola, the company behind Pergola on the Roof at White City, will create a new al fresco dining experience at 5 Kingdom Street development.
Pergola has signed a 2-year lease for a new 850-capacity venue, set over two floors on the site of 5 Kingdom Street.
It will host four residencies, the first of which will launch in May and play host to five of London’s popular restaurants and bars, including Mamalan, DF/Mexico, Decatur, Patty & Bun and Raw Press. Each operator will offer a bespoke menu.
The venue will have a unique, contemporary design and will be weather-proofed for all conditions. Paddington’s industrial heritage will be reflected in the design of the space, with planting and hanging foliage introduced throughout to create an ‘urban paradise’ in the centre of London.
Tim Haddon, Asset Manager at British Land commented: “We are always looking for new and exciting ways to enliven our spaces and introduce forward thinking and unique occupiers. Pergola will attract thousands of new visitors to Paddington Central, adding to the vibrancy of the campus.”
Alice Keown, F&B Asset Manager at British Land added: “We are excited to welcome Pergola, one of London’s most exciting food and beverage concepts, to Paddington Central, which will offer the perfect setting for those looking to enjoy their summer evenings outdoors in a unique location.”
Pergola on the Roof launched in May 2016 at the former BBC Television Centre in White City. The experience proved popular with Londoners, attracting 130,000 visitors during its initial three month opening.