New London Architecture awards

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The Cookhouse at Borough Market is shortlisted for a prestigious NLA architecture award

The Cookhouse at Borough Market has been shortlisted for a prestigious New London Architecture award. The awards, which are taking place as part of the London Festival of Architecture, celebrate the capital’s finest new and proposed architecture, planning and development.

The Cookhouse, which opened last year, was designed for Borough Market by DLA Architecture. In essence, it consists of a kitchen and dining area, but its location and design make it so much more than that. Hidden away above Three Crown Square, the historic trading area at the heart of Borough Market, its large windows look directly out onto one of the most impressive collections of produce imaginable, all of which can be transported in moments from the stall to the pot.

The space has been kitted out with top-of-the-range equipment, and the layout has been planned with considerable input from professional chefs, meaning there’s genuine substance to the design as well as plenty of style. The kitchen is set up to give a small audience a clear view of both the prep and the cooking. Dominating the back of the room is a table large enough to seat at least 10 diners, where the food conjured up in the kitchen can be consumed in comfort.

The space, which can be rented out, has already being used for chef’s table dinners, cookery masterclasses, tastings, photo shoots and filming, as well as playing host to the hugely popular Cookbook Club.

The NLA awards are open to a public vote, either in person at The Building Centre during the London Festival of Architecture, or on Twitter, using #NLAwards16 @nlalondon. Voting closes on 7th July, when the winners will be announced.

Click here to see details of the full shortlist—The Cookhouse can be found under Retail and Restaurants.