Putney's Hidden Gems

Whilst the bridge is closed take time to discover new or old favourites

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Putney Bridge is currently closed for essential repairs but Putney Town Centre is open for business and would welcome you to come and discover the beauty of Putney, the great range of retail shops, fine restaurants and pubs, relaxing cafes, excellent entertainment and of course the river bank.

Each day during the bridge closure works the Town Centre Manager will identify a gem of Putney which she recommends you visit.

Week 10 - Hidden Gems – Putney Wharf

Tuesday – Putney Wharf
The Putney Wharf project was triggered by the need to improve former industrial land located along the Thames waterfront in the Putney district of London. The land was derelict and generally considered to be an eyesore. The 3.4 acre site included dilapidated warehouses from a defunct brewery and, despite its proximity to the waterfront, was an area where people would not choose to go. The project aimed to turn this area around, and make it a part of Putney where people would choose to live and visit.

The Putney Wharf project was led by the developer St George, who worked with a range of stakeholders, including architects Patel Taylor, John Thompson and Partners, the local church and community, and Wandsworth Council, which was seeking to improve the quality, design and potential for development along the Thames riverside.

The development of Putney Wharf has resulted in a scheme in which people want to live and work. The £55 million development brought 3.4 acres of derelict land back into use, and created a flourishing community of shops, restaurants, bars and office accommodation along with a range of town houses and apartments, which considerably improve the visual appearance of the area.

By opening up access to the river, making the area an attractive place to be and offering a range of shops and bars, the development has dramatically increased the number of people visiting and spending money in the area. The site has changed from an eyesore into a beautiful place to be.

Gems from week 1

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Gems from week 6

Gems from week 7

Gems from week 8

September 16, 2014