Keystone Law’s leading licensing specialists Marcus Lavell and Andrew Wong together with Licensing Coordinator Darren O’Leary have successfully obtained 14 new Premises Licences for all the restaurants and bars at Borough Yards, London, in the heart of Southwark’s Cumulative Impact Zone.

Owned and developed by MARK, Borough Yards is a new shopping and dining district adjacent to London’s bustling Borough Market in Southwark. The £300m+ regeneration project spanning 116,000 square feet will turn once-forgotten warehouses and railway arches into a cultural, retail, and food and beverage hub.

Situated in Southwark’s Cumulative Impact Zone, Keystone Law presented the applications in front of Southwark’s Licensing Sub-Committee. The Licensing Sub-Committee, in deciding to grant the licence applications, stated that they were “satisfied that the licences would be unlikely to add to cumulative impact. The benefits of the Borough Yards development outweighs the outstanding concerns and an exception to Southwark’s licensing policy is justified.”

Commenting on the successful outcome, Andrew said:

“We are thrilled to have successfully secured these new licences for our client. This is a significant project, which will bring back to life a social space for the whole community and create over 1,100 jobs in these uncertain times.”

Marcus added:

“Despite a number of challenges with the applications, we were able to facilitate the development of the site and achieve our client’s goal whilst addressing the sensitivities of the local residents.”

Keystone’s full-service Licensing team has years of experience in dealing with both simple and complex requirements. Working closely with colleagues in other areas of law, such as property, planning, regulatory law and contracts, the team can provide the right advice to ensure that there is no delay in obtaining the correct licences and permissions.

Gary Grant of Francis Taylor Building worked alongside the Keystone Law team on this matter.

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