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Sellar unveils plans for major development of Bermondsey Street and Vinegar Yard sites


The developer Sellar has unveiled major plans for Bermondsey’s Vinegar Yard which would see a 160,000 sq ft office and retail scheme across two sites.

The scheme would be built on land the company has owned since 2008, 40-44 Bermondsey Street and 9-17 Vinegar Yard.

Plans have been submitted to the council.

A ‘linked’ development fronting Bermondsey Street would be similar in scale to the warehouses that it has traditionally seen, said the company, with a height of four storeys high, while elements towards the Snowsfields area of the site would be up to nine storeys high.

Meanwhile on the Vinegar Yard site – where the Vinegar Yard Warehouse stands – the development would be up to sixteen storeys high.

The façade of the warehouse building will be retained while the interiors would be refurbished, said Sellar, to “recreate the warehouse feel.”

James Sellar, chief executive of the company, said: “Our proposals are designed to create an elegant and measured transition from the intimate scale and character of Bermondsey Street to the city scale of London Bridge.”

Also featured in the plans are the creation of a new pedestrian route from Bermondsey Street to the top of Weston Street, linking the refurbished warehouse in Vinegar Yard via the Horseshoe Inn.

The developer estimates that its proposals will attract up to 1,500 jobs to the area.

Further details and the full planning application can be found under the reference ‘19/AP/0404’ on the Southwark Council website.



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