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Tower Bridge, London SE1

The five acre Horselydown Brewery, adjacent to Tower Bridge, had been owned and operated by Courages since 1787. Planning was obtained for a major mixed use scheme including the restoration and conversion of the listed Anchor Brewhouse and eight other existing buildings on the site. The project was completed in 1986.

“Many sites offered the potential for interesting mixed development, with converted warehouses and industrial buildings interwoven with new build…. The model for this type of redevelopment, perhaps for the whole country, has been the remodelling of what was Courages Brewery and Butlers Wharf, east of Tower Bridge in Bermondsey."

Here two developers, Andrew Wadsworth and Terence Conran, worked side by side during the early 1980’s, exploiting the attractions of the warehouses with clever and sensitive conversion, and filling in the gaps with exciting Modern and Post-modern buildings.”

Elizabeth Williamson & Nikolaus Pevsner in The Buildings of England
London Docklands, an Architectural Guide
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