Exhibitions for new Ram Brewery proposal

Published: 20 November 2012

Residents can find out more about a new proposal to redevelop the Ram Brewery site in Wandsworth at two public exhibitions.

Minerva Limited wants to redevelop the historic site in the centre of the town - creating 669 new homes and generating 500 new permanent jobs and 370 construction jobs.

The proposal would see 166 homes built within a 35-storey residential tower, as well as more than 9,500 square metres of space dedicated to new shops, cafes, bars and restaurants.

In addition, Minerva is proposing to restore and refurbish historic buildings within the site and include a micro-brewery and a brewing museum as part of the completed scheme.

Under the proposal, the River Wandle would be opened up and landscaped to provide public access along a new riverside walk.

Public exhibitions are being held at the Ram Brewery site on Thursday, November 29, from 4.30pm to 7.30pm and on Saturday, December 1, from 9.30am to 12.30pm to give residents a chance to view the plans and talk to the development team.

The ongoing £1bn regeneration of Wandsworth Town shows no sign of slowing down. Last month, Debenhams announced a plan to establish a new store as part of a forthcoming £40m phase of redevelopment at Southside Shopping Centre.

That announcement came just days after Wandsworth Council gave the go-ahead for the long-vacant Lyon House office block in Wandsworth High Street to be redeveloped to create new homes and shops.

Councillor Ravi Govindia, leader of Wandsworth Council, said: "As well as creating homes, business space and jobs, town centre developments also generate financial contributions towards the Wandsworth one-way system redesign project.

"We believe that switching part of the gyratory back to two-way working would relieve pressure on the high street and help it really flourish."

A summary of Wandsworth Town 's major investment sites includes the following:

Completed Schemes -

  • Ipsus01 (residential)
  • Barratt (residential)
  • South Thames College redevelopment
  • Wandsworth Town Library
  • Wandsworth Museum
  • Alma Hotel
  • Southside Shopping Centre Phase 1  
  • Wandsworth Town Station upgrade and new entrance

Currently on site -

  • Battersea Reach (mixed residential / retail / commercial)
  • Osiers Road (residential)
  • Riverside Quarter (mixed residential / retail / commercial)
  • Wandsworth Business Village (mixed residential / commercial)
  • Cockpen House (mixed residential / retail / commercial)
  • Southside Shopping Centre Phase 2
  • Sainsbury's Garratt Lane (mixed hotel / retail)

Plans approved, about to start -

  • East Hill Hotel