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To protect, enhance and preserve Butler's Wharf Riverside.

Who we are and what we do

About: About Us

Aims and Objectives

We are a Charitable Incorporated Organisation pending registration with the Charities Commission, with the following aims :

To protect, enhance and preserve Butler’s Wharf Riverside in the interests of all its users. 

In particular to :

-  improve and protect the warehouse waterside aesthetic
- conserve and protect the heritage and unique industrial, physical and natural environment including preservation of the nautical sculptures
- protect the environment and encourage wildlife, with emphasis on biodiversity, and sustainability
- enhance sense of community for residents, local businesses, and visitors 
- promote education about the riverside setting, history, and local area

About: Mission


We think what is missing is good design. Guiding this we have been advised by  some world-class professionals including Paul Zara (Senior Consultant, Conran Architects), Charlotte Harris, (Director, Harris Bugg Studio), Frances Christie (Landscape architect, REMAPP Architects & lecturer Kingston University), Jonathon Gittins,  (Associate Director, Atelier Ten Architects & Illuminated River) and Anna Versteeg, (Ivanov Versteeg Architects & Hermitage Moorings). 

About: About

Butler's Wharf Riverside Trust

Made up of volunteer residents and local businesses, the Trust has grown from the bottom-up to facilitate the conversation and to take all views in to account.  We aim to balance the needs of all those involved in the jetty, including local stakeholders and visitors. We welcome new volunteers.

We are registered members of Community Southwark (

Trustees :

Emma Sanderson-Nash (Co-Chair)

Kathleen Ehrlich (Co-Chair)

Hamish McCallum 

Steering Group :

Ferry Van Dijk 

Jon Byers

Anna Ludwig

Rufus Willis

Photo by Karun Japheth

About: About

Founding Trustees

Dr Emma Sanderson-Nash
Kathleen Hogan Ehrlich
Councillor Hamish McCallum

Local residents, Emma Sanderson-Nash and Kathleen Hogan Ehrlich, campaigned within Shad Thames Area Management Partnership (STAMP) and Shad Thames Residents Association (STRA) to improve the Riverfront from St Saviour's Dock footbridge, to Butler's Wharf Chop House, known as 'the jetty'. They were supported throughout by Riverside Ward Councillors, including barrister Hamish McCallum. These three reflect a combination of the interests of residents, local businesses, the wider Southwark community.  

Photo by Mari @traveltheworld_with_mari

About: Philosophy

Evidence gathering

The Butler's Wharf Riverside Steering Group has met regularly since the spring of 2018. During that time, we have embarked on a rigorous course of evidence gathering, speaking with as many stakeholders and advisors as possible, including:

Butler's Wharf Residents Ltd

Building 15 Ltd (Tea Trade Wharf residents)

Spice Quay Residents Ltd

MB plc (Browns Brasserie & All Bar One)

D&D London : Le Pont de la Tour, Cantina, Butler's Wharf Chop House & Blue Print Cafe

The Zaha Hadid Foundation

Zaha Hadid Architects - Walkable London

Thames Luxury Charters

Langbourne Properties

Petchey Holdings Ltd

Port of London Authority 

Shad Thames Residents Association

Shad Thames Area Management Partnership

Greater London Assembly Transport Committee

Hermitage Moorings

Friends of St Katharine's Dock

Illuminated River

The Dixon Hotel

Legible London

Groundworks London

FBDP Wayfinding


Team London Bridge

Thames Path

Better Bankside

Bankside Open Space Trust

Coin Street Community Builders

St Saviour's & St Olaves Foundation

Peckham Coal Line

Camden High Line

Jubilee Gardens Trust

Bermondsey Street community

Momentum Wayfinding

Neil Coyle MP

Dr Will Norman, Walking & Cycling Commissioner, Transport for London

Jules Pipe, Deputy Mayor

New York High Line

London College of Communication 'Talent Works' project

RIBA - competitions

Landscape Institute - competitions

New London Architecture - competitions

Bernie Spain Gardens

Coin Street Community Builders

About: Welcome
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