Borough Yards set for full launch in 2022
Borough Yards, the new shopping and dining district next to London’s historic Borough Market, will launch a first phase called Soap Yard on 13 December.
The opening comes ahead of the development’s grand launch in the spring of 2022.
Opening initially with the Everyman Borough Yards cinema, a series of further preview openings are scheduled in early 2022 as the scheme builds momentum towards the full launch.
Borough Yards has aimed to revive a lost medieval street pattern connecting Borough Market to Clink Street and the River Thames and has transformed a series of formerly disused warehouses, arches and viaducts into a series of new spaces.
Designed by SPPARC, the project uses innovative brickworking to subtly connect the old with the new. An arcade area connecting the two ends of the district will see a series of new restaurants and shops situated in the double-height Victorian arches, with two new office buildings to be operated by TOG also housed within the scheme.
Marcus Meijer, chief executive at MARK, said: “At MARK we have always been passionate about two things: creating brands for places and breathing new life into heritage spaces and buildings, making them fit for purpose for the modern age. With Borough Yards, we saw an opportunity to do both.
“Leveraging the world-famous reputation of Borough Market, and taking inspiration from the Victorian architecture that makes up the site, we have worked with SPPARC to deliver a new commercial and cultural district that is anchored with new public realm and a compelling restaurant and bar offering while also creating a new shopping destination in an area that has been historically underserved by retail.”
Image courtesy of Borough Yards.
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