We want to improve the jetty at Butler's Wharf Riverside - to benefit us all
COMMUNITY - bringing people together to discuss proposals and steer change
CULTURAL CORRIDOR - linking the neighbouring cultural spaces from the South Bank to Greenwich
HERITAGE - making a landmark, protecting the past, being relevant for the future
GREENING THE CITY - new planting to improve local air quality, biodiversity and green space
HEALTH AND WELLBEING - providing safe, peaceful, clean and green cycle and walking routes
EDUCATION - promoting the history of our unique industrial and maritime setting
LOCAL PROSPERITY - reviving the jetty will benefit local businesses and home-owners
Why it matters
Shad Thames, the original site of the Butler's Wharf collection of warehouses, comprises 15 buildings, the largest single surviving collection of industrial buildings of this kind in London. Its unique maritime setting gives residents the perfect combination of the vibrant city, and at night, the sound of the river lapping at its shore.
Residential life is at the heart of the jetty. A significant proportion of properties are let to professionals working nearby, keeping the neighbourhood vibrant and ever-changing. We also have a high number of owner-occupiers and people who have lived here since the original conversion from derelict warehouses to contemporary apartments.
Elegant restaurants & lively bars
Once the warehouses that provided ingredients to feed the city, Butler's Wharf Riverside is now home to some of London's most elegant restaurants. The outdoor seating in the shadow of Tower Bridge makes this a very popular and vibrant place for locals and visitors, with open kitchens at the back giving a window in to the 'gastrodome'.
Butler’s Wharf Riverside sits in the shadow of the World Heritage site at the Tower of London, and is itself part of the Shad Thames conservation area. Once home to The Design Museum, Butler’s Wharf lay at the heart of 80's regeneration. Now perfectly positioned between The Bridge Theatre and The Brunel Museum, it is a continuum of the South Bank's cultural corridor, and just a gentle walk or cycle ride to the Cutty Sark at Greenwich.
A path to be proud of
Proud to form part of the 184 mile Thames Path, which begins in the Cotswolds and ends in Greenwich, the jetty is a hugely popular thoroughfare for walkers, runners, commuters, wheelchair users, and passers-by. Uniquely free from motorised traffic, this human artery hosts in excess of 2 million foot passenger journeys per year.
Improving planting here will provide a greener, cleaner experience for walkers, visitors and commuters, on foot, by bike, with wheelchair or pushchair.
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Photos on this page by Dorian Ciao, Ben Johnson, Bass Man Photography, Jason Regan, Wandering Islander, Matt Del Mar.
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