Nando’s is the frontrunner to take on a vacant Natwest building in Stockwell, MCA understands.

Developers are seeking permission to turn the former bank building on 354-358 South Lambeth Road in a restaurant.

Occupying the ground floor and basement, the restaurant would be situated on a prominent corner site.

In a statement to planners, Most Architecture wrote: “Nando’s is the most likely contender, subject to contract negotiations.

“The brand has a proven record of creating successful and popular mid-range socially inclusive restaurants, which would enhance the local mix of amenities and would seem appropriate for the diverse Stockwell demographic and location.”