Conran Holdings owns a 51 per cent stake in D&D London and a spokesman for Conran & Partners says the decision to bring in the consultancy ‘came about naturally’.
Conran and Partners and D&D were in talks this morning about the project according to the spokesman, but neither Conran and Partners nor D&D would comment on design details at this stage.
The Old Bengal Warehouse was built in 1771 by The East India Tea Company and forms part of the Devonshire Square Estate, which has recently completed the development of the area’s Western and Central courtyards.
D&D claims The Old Bengal Warehouse is the oldest warehouse in the City. The restaurant development will cover the ground floor and basement, while the first floor will host luxury flats.
The 3000m2 ground-floor space, which is being worked on by Conran & Partners, will include one steak/chop house, a fish restaurant, bars and a specialist wine shop. There will also be outdoor seating in a walled courtyard.
Work on the interiors will start later in the year, with an opening planned for Spring 2012.