Meyer Bergman and Sherwood Thames Ventures have been granted planning permission for a 18,375 sqm mixed-use redevelopment of the former wine-tasting venue Vinopolis in Bankside, London Borough of Southwark. The development site spans the railway arches bound by Thames House, Stoney Street, Clink Street and Park Street, and the land between the railway viaduct and Wine Wharf. The consented scheme includes offices, retail and restaurant units, along with a cinema and gallery space.
The redevelopment will see 10,369 sqm of retail space and 1,053 sqm of leisure provision in the railway arches and the former Vinopolis building, as well as a new office building of 5,761 sqm at Thames House. In addition, a network of new pedestrian routes including covered walkways, will run along the railway viaducts at the north-south route, linking the commercial and retail buildings. High quality public realm and on-site servicing will minimise the impact on the road network. The scheme will include 1,192 sqm of on-site storage and plant work and community cycle parking.
The redevelopment of Vinopolis and Thames House enhances the exciting regeneration of London Bridge and Bankside with its landmark destinations such as Tate Modern, Borough Market and the Shard. The scheme intends to provide an attractive mix of retail and leisure to complement neighboring foodie destination Borough Market. Extensive work and consultation has been undertaken with Southwark Council, residents and key local stakeholders, including Network Rail.
As part of the design team, Vectos has provided significant input into the final site-wide masterplan as well as detailed submissions on technical matters, particularly the management of servicing and construction traffic. We were also involved in negotiations with Transport for London and Southwark Council, having been brought into the project post submission of the planning application to resolve these complex issues. Demolition is now underway with construction due to commence shortly.