Jamie Oliver Group has confirmed it will open a venture in the Fish & Coal building at King’s Cross in 2016.

The group has signed an agreement to lease 17,500sq ft at the scheme, which will comprise a new restaurant and pub, plus the company’s new head offices.

Simon Blagden, chief executive of Jamie Oliver Group, told M&C Report that the venture would be one off and also feature a takeaway offer. He also said that the name of the new venture would not steer too far away from the current name of the iconic building.

The western end of the Fish + Coal building will be converted into the pub, with a new roof conservatory and an outdoor roof terrace overlooking the canal.

The upper floors of the Fish & Coal Building will become the ‘Creative Centre’ for the Jamie Oliver Group, while the lower level arches will form part of the new restaurant.

Morwenna Wilson, Argent (King’s Cross) Ltd, the asset manager at King’s Cross, said: “These buildings are stunning examples of robust, Victorian industrial architecture. Jamie Oliver Group is the perfect partner to work with to restore these buildings to their former glory and make them thriving and bustling centres of activity once again.”

Lunson Mitchenall advised KCCLP Partnership on the deal.