Pergola, the company behind Pergola on the Roof at White City, is to create an al fresco dining experience at British Land’s Paddington Central.

Pergola has signed a two-year lease for a new 850-capacity restaurant, set over two floors on the site of 5 Kingdom Street, W2.

It will host four residencies, the first of which will launch in May, and five restaurants: Mamalan, Wahaca’s DF/Mexico concept, Decatur, Patty & Bun and Raw Press. Each operator will offer a bespoke menu.

Pergola on the Roof launched in May 2016 at the former BBC Television Centre in White City. The experience proved popular, attracting 130,000 visitors during its initial three month opening.

British Land acquired part of the Paddington Central office campus for £470m in 2013, and completed the purchase of One Sheldon Square for £210m in 2015. Since then, the company has invested an additional £100m in public realm and the construction of 4 Kingdom Street, W2.

Tim Haddon, asset manager at British Land said: “We are always looking for new and exciting ways to enliven our spaces and introduce forward thinking and unique occupiers. Pergola will attract thousands of new visitors to Paddington Central, adding to the vibrancy of the campus.”

Alice Keown, F&B asset manager at British Land said: “We are excited to welcome Pergola, one of London’s most exciting food and beverage concepts, to Paddington Central, which will offer the perfect setting for those looking to enjoy their summer evenings outdoors in a unique location.”

Pergola on the Roof launched in May 2016 at the former BBC Television Centre in White City. The experience proved popular with Londoners, attracting 130,000 visitors during its initial three month opening.