Greenland assures Ram Quarter’s brewing legacy with Sambrook’s deal
London’s oldest independent brewer is set to move to Greenland’s Ram Quarter development in Wandsworth, London, keeping the historic tradition of brewing at the former Young’s site alive.
Sambrook’s will take a 20-year lease with Greenland to establish a new headquarters for its brewing operations across 11,000 sq ft of restored Grade-II listed brewery buildings at Ram Quarter, relocating from its current brewhouse in Battersea.
The London brewer will open a tap room set around Ram’s central square with outdoor seating, serving food and its own hand-crafted brews, as well as a bottle shop selling award-winning beers from around the world. Sambrook’s also plans to take over a heritage centre delivered by Greenland at the development, using it to present the history of brewing in London, at the oldest continual brewing site in the country.
Brewing has been taking place at Ram Quarter since at least 1533. Famously the site was home to Young’s until 2006. Greenland is redeveloping the former industrial site to deliver 713 new homes, alongside 100,000 sq ft of retail, restaurant and leisure space.
Greenland’s wider masterplan includes a new retail and leisure hub in southwest London. Greenland announced earlier this year that immersive cinema specialist Backyard Cinema will be opening its first permanent London home at Ram Quarter in the autumn. Market-leading nursery provider, Safari Kid, is also taking space along Ram Quarter’s riverside terrace on the bank of the River Wandle.
Bruce Gillingham Pollard and CBRE acted for Greenland.