DESIGNED TO BE PART OF THE EMERGING SC1 LIFE SCIENCE & INNOVATION DISTRICT, VINEGAR YARD WILL BE A HOME FOR NHS CLINICAL USES OR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT USES, CONTRIBUTING TO HIGH IMPACT HEALTH AND RESEARCH INNOVATION AND DRIVING IMPROVEMENTS IN HEALTH AND WEALTH IN SOUTHWARK AND BEYOND.
It is proposed that Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust will have first refusal on the floor space, which meets a new design standard for healthy and flexible buildings. Built in adaptability makes Vinegar Yard equally suitable for lab space and research & development, or as the home for a global healthcare business.
A big and genuinely affordable workspace at the base of the building provides space proposed for Southwark Studios who manage workspaces for individual artists and small businesses in the creative industries. We are also providing innovative affordable workspace proposed for life science start-ups that will feed the innovation ecosystem.
A highly sustainable design will achieve net zero operational carbon and bring a new urban garden and a tree lined boulevard to St Thomas Street. The historic Fenning Street warehouse is retained and becomes a new flexible event and community space to bring people together. Jobs and investment generated by the development will also boost Southwark’s post-Covid recovery.