Flowers, coffee and vinyl: Barworks to create hipster central in London Fields in Hackney

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The development will have a mini-market featuring local businesses (Source: West Architecture)

Hipsters, brace yourselves. The company who run Shoreditch favourites The Diner and Electricity Showrooms is creating an "all-day neighbourhood bar restaurant and café concept".

Barworks has secured a converted warehouse (of course) in Hackney's trendy London Fields for the project, which will feature a bar, restaurant and deli alongside local business concessions. The 25-year lease on Keltan House puts 8,800 sq ft at the company's disposal.

Every hallmark of hipster London will be there, from artisan coffee to vinyl shopping.

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The deal was sealed by self-proclaimed "hipster" property agent CF Commercial, which acted on behalf of Hackney Council.

“For Hackney council, finding the right tenant who will add to the energy and buzz of London Fields was absolutely crucial, and no doubt Barworks, which has created some of London’s most exciting places to eat and drink, will do exactly that with their latest venture," said Craig Fisher, founder and managing director of CF Commercial.

“This new venue will help to connect Broadway Market with Mare Street, and will almost act as an anchor to Broadway Market driving footfall to Mare Street and the wider area.”

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Barworks has also tapped the head chef of Chiltern Firehouse, Nuno Mendes, to create the menu for the food.

Marc Francis-Baum, co-founder of Barworks, said: "Mare Street Market will open in winter 2017 and we have partnered up with world-renowned chef Nuno Mendes to create a fantastic space that will offer everything from a bar and restaurant to record shop and florist, which will all be local independent businesses trading under one roof."

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