Sambrook's brewery is continuing an industry legacy with its new headquarters in Greenland’s Ram Quarter development.
Jane Imrie

Independent business continues brewing legacy with new Ram Quarter HQ

An established independent business is continuing an industry legacy with its new headquarters in Greenland’s Ram Quarter development in South West London.

Sambrook’s Brewery has secured a 20-year lease with real estate developer Greenland on the site of the former Young’s brewery in Wandsworth, which is one of the oldest brewing sites in the country.

As part of the lease, the Battersea-based brewer will open a tap room set around Ram’s central square with outdoor seating, as well as a bottle shop selling a range of global beers.

The firm also plans to take over a heritage centre delivered by Greenland at the former industrial site, using it to present the history of brewing in London, with brewing taking place in the quarter since 1533.

Sambrook’s is the latest business to join the Ram Quarter development, which is being transformed by Greenland into a new retail and leisure hub as well as a collection of 713 new residential properties.

Chris Daly, senior commercial manager at Greenland (UK), commented: “It’s poetic that London’s oldest independent brewer is setting up home at Britain’s oldest operating brewery.

Greenland has always recognised the importance of Ram’s brewing legacy and safeguarding its heritage has been crucial to our development plans, from our approach to the design of the new homes through to our commercial ambitions for the site.

We’re proud to be keeping Wandsworth’s beer tradition alive while creating an exciting new destination in partnership with a local business.“

Duncan Sambrook, founder and managing director of Sambrook’s Brewery, added: “Our move to Ram Quarter feels like a homecoming.

“Ram has long been renowned for its brewing pedigree and we’re excited to be ushering in a new era of British brewing at the site.

“It’s a fantastic location for us to expand our retail offering, set in the heart of Wandsworth and just metres from the River Wandle after which our most famous beer takes its name.”

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