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Vinopolis, Southwark

A truly unique redevelopment of over 100,000 ft² of derelict railway arches adjacent to Borough Market in Southwark.

With a fully-themed, multimedia exhibition of wine, wine tasting and theatrical tour of the world's wine regions, the building also includes major restaurants, coffee shop, corporate hospitality suites, retail outlets, offices, art gallery and wine club for all lovers of wines whether novice or professional to enjoy.

Extensive underfloor heating was used with major mechanical, electrical, security, BEMS and fire detection notification (services) distribution being run through a series of purpose built underground trenches. Limited fixture opportunity within the brick railway arch structure meant most of the major services remain hidden from view.

Air conditioning was provided to the main entrance, art gallery and "arena" spaces.

Client: Wine World Ltd

Architect: Hunter and Partners/Jasper Jacobs

Quantity Surveyor: Gleeds

Structural Engineer: William Sale Partnership

Main Contractor: Sir Robert McAlpine

Services provided by Mecserve: Building services engineering and an overseeing role for the client

Project Imagery: © Hunter Evans