It is incredible the number of warehouse conversions in East and South East London. We have featured many of them over the last few months and today we would like to give the spotlight to two that are walking distance from our office.
We are talking about New Concordia Wharf in Shad Thames, and Globe Wharf in Rotherhithe.
New Concordia Wharf is in our opinion one of the most distinctive buildings in the St Saviours Dock Conservation area. Built in 1882, and rebuilt between 1894-8 following a fire, it was once a steam powered corn mill.
Situated on the eastern side of the mouth of St. Saviours Dock, occupying a corner facing both the dock and the Thames, New Concordia Wharf, was described as one of the most suitable sites that could be chosen for a great flour-mill in London.
The six-storey building features a typical late Victorian warehouse style: façade designed on classical principles, parapet roofs, distinctive brick window arches and iron casements.
Its square water tower and chimney, despite truncation in the 70’s to its present awkward proportions, are undoubtedly an important feature of the Mill Street landscape.
Converted in 1984 by architects Pollard Thomas Edwards, New Concordia Wharf is now mix of uses – residential, offices and commercial.
Steel balconies have been installed in front of what were originally loading doors, and a glazed roof storey has been added.
The Grade II listed development now benefits from a 24-hour concierge, underground parking, communal roof terrace and swimming pool.
New Concordia Wharf - Pics Zoopla Property Group
Prices start from £600/650k for a one bedroom apartment and can go even over the £2M mark for one of the biggest units
Rentals wise, prices start from £2000 per calendar month.
Moving on, a bit further east along the River Thames, Globe Wharf is a majestic yellow stock brick six storey building that is impossible not to notice if you are one of those lucky people that makes use of the Thames Clipper to commute to work.
Built at the end of the 19th century, it was originally a granary and then a rice warehouse…the biggest one in Rotherhithe to be precise. A rice chute is still retained and visible in the internal courtyard.
Globe Wharf - Video taken from the Thames Clipper
The only decorative element is a brick cornice, just beneath the roof.
It features four original metallic towers with pyramid roofs, perhaps water towers originally, now unique additions to the penthouse units offering stunning views of London.
A red crane mounted to the front of the building (an addition in the period of the Second World War used to lift cargos from boats moored outside), definitely does not pass unnoticed and, still retained, now gives a lot of character to a building that forms part of the history of the Docklands.
It was converted into 138 flats in 1996 by PRP Architects.
Globe Wharf, with a 24hr concierge, gym, and many amenities on its doorstep is one of the most sought-after developments in the whole Rotherhithe.
Globe Wharf - Pictures from Zoopla and Uniquepropertycompany.co.uk
Prices start from £400/450k for one bedroom apartment up to £1.9M for a luxury three bedroom penthouse apartment.
Rentals prices start from £1450 per calendar month for a one bedroom apartment.
Alex & Matteo