Vinoteca restaurant and wine bar Borough Yards, SPPARC South London Property, Architecture Images
Vinoteca restaurant and wine bar at Borough Yards
16 Nov 2021
Vinoteca Confirms Opening As Momentum Grows Around £300m Regeneration Of Borough Yards
Location: Borough Yards, London Bridge, Southwark, South London, England, UK
Vinoteca Borough Yards restaurant and wine bar
Opening in early 2022, the design of Vinoteca at Borough Yards will take inspiration from the area’s historic architecture. SPPARC, the architects behind Borough Yards, have worked carefully to celebrate the rich Victorian heritage of the arches by repurposing the cathedral like brick structures into exciting dining and retail spaces.
The arches are framed with large steel and glass windows and grand walkways that welcome visitors into a place where a slice of history seamlessly blends with modern architecture and culture. The industrial architecture housing the wine bar and restaurant will be complemented by oak parquet flooring and dark ironworks.
Mirroring Borough Market’s long-held ethos of promoting sustainable and ethically-grown food, Vinoteca at Borough Yards will boast a wide range of sustainably made wines from a regularly updated list of over 200 varieties.
Momentum has been steadily growing at Borough Yards among retail and leisure operators as workers and tourists flood back into the area. More than 16 million people pass through the area each year – thanks to London Bridge Station and Borough’s historic food market.
A flurry of new food and beverage signings to Borough Yards – including Harts Group, Paul Smith, Butchies and Everyman Cinema – will help unlock several new streets created to wrap around a substantial 60,000 sq ft development for serviced office pioneer, The Office Group.
Designed by award-winning architects SPPARC, the firm behind the £1bn revamp of Olympia London, Borough Yards will provide over 116,000 sq ft of retail, leisure, workspace and public realm once completed.
The £300m regeneration, which is being delivered by real estate investor MARK, will also see three historic London streets – Dirty Lane, Clink Yard, Stonecutters Yard – revived.
MARK, formerly known as Meyer Bergman, is also revitalising the historic Whiteley’s shopping centre in west London to create a landmark mixed-use scheme blending luxury apartments and a flagship Six Senses hotel.
MARK was advised by Distrkt and CWM.
Trevor Morriss, principal architect at SPPARC, said: “It’s a pleasure to work on a project that revives the beauty of Victorian architecture and simultaneously unlocks long lost public routes and connections for people to access and enjoy. Vinoteca makes a great anchor tenant for Borough Yards, which has been inspired by the rich culinary culture and history of the area.”
Marcus Meijer, CEO of MARK, said: “Combining contemporary edge with heritage grounding, Borough Yards is one of London’s truly unique sites. In the current economic climate, few places benefit from having the long-standing, iron-clad brand that Borough Market has cultivated through its best-in-class food offering and this is reflected in the level of interest we have received.”
Lily Lin, UK MD, MARK: “Borough Yards has all the ingredients to be a fantastic place to open a new F&B offering. There is a cluster of attractions and landmarks all within easy reach, one of Europe’s busiest train stations is on your doorstep and the historic Borough Market adjacent, resulting in circa 16+ million recorded visitors per year. Vinoteca’s name speaks for itself, and they will be a welcome addition to Borough Yards.”
For more information: www.boroughyards.com
SPPARC is a prominent London-based firm of architects, designers and thinkers. An award-winning studio with an exciting UK & International portfolio of completed and live projects across multiple sectors, SPPARC has industry-recognised expertise in delivering high-quality architecture and masterplans of varying scales defined by the team’s pursuit of excellence.
In recent years, SPPARC has emerged as a key player in the capital, including the £300m transformation of the former Vinopolis site next to Borough Market. Borough Yards is scheduled for completion in 2021 and will offer workspace, retail, gallery, restaurants, cinema and creative spaces.
Elsewhere, The Ceramic Building, a twenty-four storey mixed-use development at the Elephant and Castle that includes affordable homes and Southworks, a Smart-Tech workspace building, are both due to complete later in the year. In West London, SPPARC is working as Lead Architect (in partnership with designer’s Heatherwick Studio) on the extensive redevelopment of Olympia London, aiming to position it as a centre for creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship in the UK.
MARK is a privately held real estate investment management firm focused on the opportunities presented by urbanisation and technological change. In addition to advising closed-ended, value-add funds, the firm has a multi-platform strategy that enables institutional investors to benefit from structural changes in real estate. MARK currently manages over €7.7bn in investments by gross asset value, with a diversified portfolio spanning residential, offices, inner-city and luxury retail and last-mile logistics.
For more information, please visit thisismark.com.
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