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Design excellence recognised at Ram Quarter

News 15 October 2020

Greenland’s Ram Quarter has won a Wandsworth Design Award in a stamp of approval for its high-quality architecture and transformative impact on the regeneration of Wandsworth town centre.

Greenland is redeveloping the former Young’s brewery site to deliver more than 700 new homes and lifestyle and leisure uses.  The development won in the large residential and mixed-use category of the design awards.  Held biannually since 1999, the scheme is run by Wandsworth Borough Council and celebrates great design and building projects in the borough which positively contribute to the local community.

Nominations were invited from local amenity groups, businesses, architects, residents and people working in Wandsworth.  A panel of judges made up of councillors, including the council’s Heritage and Design Champions, and other representatives outside the council including local architects, representatives of the Wandsworth Design Review Panel, local amenity societies, the Wandsworth Access Association, RIBA and RTPI, considered the schemes and made awards and commendations.  There were ten nominations in Ram Quarter’s winning category.  The Jury's verdict on Ram Quarter was: "The scheme represents a significant regeneration at the heart of Wandsworth Town Centre, with a variety of mixed-use buildings within the setting of the Ram Brewery."

Ram Quarter’s design by EPR architects has carefully integrated stunning new apartments, leisure and restaurant space alongside the restored brewery buildings, reflecting and complementing the site’s industrial heritage while creating a contemporary urban quarter.

The development is going from strength to strength, with an active resident community now established on site.  London independent brewer, Sambrook’s, is opening a new commercial brewery and heritage centre at Ram Quarter this winter.  Southwest London's first bowling alley will also open on site next year with the arrival of Strike Bowling.

The development has continued to attract interest from prospective occupiers despite the challenges of the pandemic for the hospitality industry.  Greenland announced in May that visa and consular services business TLScontact is relocating its London operations to Ram Quarter, acting as its office anchor, while lifestyle and leisure brands Schooner, Mai Thai Deli and Dapper Fox are also taking space.

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