Borough Yards

  • Client

    MARK (formerly Meyer Bergman) and Sherwood Thames Ventures

  • Sector

    Masterplanning & Mixed Use; Retail

  • Location

    Southwark, London

  • Planning Authority

    London Borough of Southwark

  • Description

    18,375 sqm retail-led mixed-use redevelopment of former wine-tasting venue Vinopolis


sqm retail-led mixed-use redevelopment

Masterplanning & Mixed-Use

Project overview

MARK (formerly Meyer Bergman) and Sherwood Thames Ventures secured planning permission in 2016 for a 18,375 sq m mixed-use redevelopment of the former wine-tasting venue Vinopolis in Bankside, London Borough of Southwark.

The scheme, named Borough Yards, comprises offices, retail and restaurant units, along with a cinema and gallery space. A network of new pedestrian routes has been created including covered walkways running along the railway viaducts at the north-south route, linking the commercial and retail buildings. High quality public realm and on-site servicing minimise the impact on the road network, with cycle parking also provided.

Borough Yards won Best Urban Project at the MIPIMWorld Awards in March 2022, the only UK-based project to win an award that year.

Our approach

As part of the design team, we 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 TfL and Southwark Council, having been brought into the project post submission of the planning application to resolve these complex issues.