Wine business Vinopolis has been given the go-ahead to open a bakery, restaurant and shops by London’s celebrated food market, Borough Market.
The development will house a combined 24-hour bakery and retail unit, which will supply products sold in the new retail units as well as to the St John group, which operates the Cantina, Brew Wharf and Wine Wharf outlets at Vinopolis, together with two restaurants in Clerkenwell.
Southwark council’s planning committee has backed the plans, which involve the reuse of existing railway arches on Park Street. “The plan is for a small artisan bakery, and we hope to employ around 15 staff,” said managing director Rupert Ellwood.
Although it is too early to give precise details as to the types of products that will be on offer, Ellwood said they would be in a similar vein to those currently available at St John Bread and Wine, located by Spitalfields market.
St John Bread and Wine has an on-site bakery and offers products such as pikelets and crumpets for breakfast, as well as a range of cakes and biscuits.
Vinopolis, which celebrates its tenth anniversary this year, is based in Bank End, London. It currently offers wine-tasting tours, as well as conference facilities and already houses four restaurants and bars.
Permission has also been granted for the creation of a pedestrian walkway off Park Street linking up with Brew Wharf Yard and Stoney Street.