Case Study – Union Yard Arches, Southwark

Following significant investment and redevelopment by Network Rail, the Old Union Yard Arches are open for business, in the heart of Bankside.

The newest addition to London’s Low Line, a stretch of properties south of the Thames that  Network Rail is investing in, is proving popular with tourists. Union Yard is located in the heart of Bankside, near Southwark, and features six unique businesses that reinforce its billing as London’s latest cultural hotspot.

National Lettings Manager Chris Chapman said: “The development has been really well received and I’ve seen some great responses and praise on social media for the businesses.

“We’re working closely with the operators, Southwark Council and Better Bankside, to find a way of increasing the visibility of Union Yard as well.”

The spot is home to Tel Aviv-inspired eatery Bala Baya, Italian restaurant Macellaio, London’s first Latin and Spanish theatre Cervantes, cultural space The Africa Centre, aerial fitness school Flying  Fantastic and the renowned Union Theatre.

Chris said: “Customers are going from business to business while they’re there, which is exactly what we hoped. We’re also seeing wider recognition for some of the operators; Bala Baya has been nominated for a design award for its fantastic interior and Flying Fantastic recently featured in two pages of coverage in the Evening Standard.”

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