Corney & Barrow, the City of London-based wine bar operator, is to rebrand its entire estate as C&B Bars over the next three years and will launch a new concept aimed at transport hubs this June called C&B Cabin. The soon to be 11-strong chain, its Jewry Street site is due to close as the lease is ending, will start the evolution of its brand with its site in Mason’s Avenue. It will reopen in May after a £1m overhaul. It is understood that the group will also look to take C&B Bar concept to other financial districts around the world, possibly starting next year with Hong Kong, where it already has a wine merchant operation. In June this year, the firm will also open its first site under its new C&B Cabin format, at Waterloo Station. It plans to roll out the new 1,000 to 2,500sq ft concept to stations and airports at the rate of two sites a year. The group, which is led by Lucy Knowles, is also set to open a second outlet next year under its Terrace, food-led brand. The company feels the concept, which was launched last year with the opening of Devonshire Terrace, has further potential beyond the City in locations such as Mayfair and Chelsea. Knowles said: “The Corney & Barrow wine merchant business has been going since 1780 so it has great heritage but we want to be here in the long term and we look up to brands like Barbour that have that history but still manage to stay current.”