Caravan, the highly-regarded restaurant, bar and coffee roasting concept, has confirmed that it will open its first site south of The Thames, after completing on a site in Southwark, this October.

As flagged up by MCA last year, the concept, which was founded by Miles Kirby, former head chef of The Providores in Marylebone, Chris Ammermann, formerly head of production at event company Urban Caprice and Laura Harper-Hinton of Urban Caprice, will open a 4,000sq ft site at the Metal Box Factory site in Great Guildford Street.

The group is also believed to be in talks on a site in the City and in Great Portland Street.

The new Bankside site will offer a 140-cover dining area and standalone bar.

Joining the group’s first Exmouth Market restaurant and second larger site on Granary Square in King’s Cross, Caravan Bankside will officially open to the public on Thursday 27 October.

A flagship coffee roastery and café will also launch later this year close to its King’s Cross site.

Davis Coffer Lyons acted on the Southwark deal.