The Sidings, LCR’s dynamic new retail destination in the former international terminal at Waterloo Station, has confirmed independent Scottish craft brewer BrewDog as its first tenant.
BrewDog has been named as The Siding’s anchor tenant, occupying nearly 26,000 sq ft in one of the scheme’s most prominent two-floor units. BrewDog Waterloo will be the brewer’s biggest location in the world and operate as its flagship site.
BrewDog Waterloo’s features will include an onsite brewery, a speakeasy-style cocktail bar and lounge, a spacious outdoor terrace, a multitude of food options, a coffee shop and a gaming area with duckpin bowling alley, shuffle boards and a slide to get between floors.
Formally known as Waterloo.London, The Sidings is set within the RIBA Award-winning former Eurostar terminal at Waterloo station. With 100 million journeys taken each year, the station is the UK’s largest and busiest rail station and home to four Underground lines, making The Sidings one of the UK’s best-connected retail and leisure destinations.
The Sidings is set to open in Summer 2022 with forty new glass-fronted prime units and the Waterloo Curve – a new pedestrianised street that will enhance the public space on offer in the area. The scheme is designed to reflect the independent and creative spirit of the South Bank, which already features iconic venues such as Leake Street Arches, Royal Festival Hall and the National Theatre.
Peter Hawthorne, CEO of LCR, said: “BrewDog Waterloo’s combination of exceptional food and drink and entertainment make it the perfect for The Sidings, which will mix exciting new concepts, independent venues and well-known brands to become London’s most exciting new transport-based retail destination.
“The Sidings also represents the wider evolution of the South Bank and cements its position as a vibrant cultural hub. Locations like Leake Street Arches have proven that thoughtful placemaking projects are delivering enhanced public value for communities and creating neighbourhoods that serve local independent businesses.”