We have been working on a site in Stockwell for a few years now. It is an old bottling plant that in its heyday, in the 1960s, received a Civic Trust Award.
Our part of the site is also the last bit to have been developed: the now exposed concrete frame is a monument to the time when there were many breweries in Central London that extracted sufficient water from the artesian layers to have stopped the water table rising.
The concrete frame was a Hummer of its day, capable of supporting 10KN/msq – which is a lot!
Its robustness, and very high floor-to-ceiling heights, offer many possibilities for post credit crunch markets – watch this space!