Greenland’s Ram Quarter has been selected to feature for the first time as part of London Open House – an annual festival celebrating the capital’s architecture and urban landscape.
Greenland and EPR Architects, which developed the design and vision for Ram Quarter, will be running guided tours of the site on Saturday 19th September. The tours will cover the site’s history as the former home of Young’s Brewery and its more recent redevelopment creating many new homes and a vibrant heart for Wandsworth Town centre.
The walk will take in the development’s main boulevard, new heritage square, restored listed brewery buildings and riverside terrace before ending at the historic stables with a taste of beer brewed on site. EPR design director Pascal Wensink will explain how a residential-led, mixed-use masterplan has transformed the brewery complex into a new urban quarter, creating a contemporary design which reflects Ram Quarter’s industrial past.
On-site brewer John Hatch will explore Ram Quarter’s fascinating past as the site of Britain’s longest continuously-operating brewery as well as how this beermaking tradition has been maintained throughout the site’s centuries of history to the present day. London independent brewer Sambrook’s will be opening its doors at Ram Quarter later this year.
Alongside Ram Quarter, this year’s Open House programme features iconic London landmarks such as the Barbican Centre and the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Other nearby attractions include the Blackbook Winery near Queenstown Road and a modern architecture walk in East Putney.
Open to the public, tickets for the Ram Quarter tours are free and people can register their interest here. Tours will run every 60 minutes between 10am and 2pm and places are already filling fast. The programme has been adapted for social distancing.