During the 1770s The East India Company added to its provision of warehouses and stores with the construction of the Old Bengal Warehouse on London’s New Street. The four-storey brick building was once filled with wine, spices and fabrics but today, the Grade II-listed warehouse is home to a collection of restaurants and bars run by D&D London.
The Old Bengal Warehouse offered an opportunity to create a new gastrodome – a set of venues with their own individual characters, that belong together as a set. Among these new spaces is the New Street Wine Shop.
Positioned between the creative hub of Shoreditch and the city’s financial district, the New Street Wine Shop offers an extensive and wide-ranging variety of grapes from around the world to suit contrasting palates and budgets. Drawing on the site’s heritage and context, the practice introduced characterful old brick work, while retaining the original floors to make the space feel as though it had always been this way