Chinese Greenland buys London's historic Ram Brewery

by Jak Phillips | 20 Jan 2014

Chinese state-owned property firm Greenland Holding Group has bought the Ram Brewery site in Wandsworth, West London - home of Britain’s oldest brewery - as part of a £600m development.

The 7.75 acre (3.14ha) site, previously held by real estate developer Minerva, will be converted into 661 new homes, plus a brewing museum and microbrewery under plans approved last year by Wandsworth Council.

The project includes a 36-storey landmark residential tower designed by EPR architects, providing 166 new flats and 9,500sq m (102,257sq ft) of commercial space, featuring shops, cafes, bars and restaurants.

Beer had been brewed continuously on the site from the 16th century up until its sale to Minerva in 2006. A small brewing operation was maintained during the company’s tenure to preserve the Ram site's status as the country's longest-running brewery.

Chinese state-owned property firm Greenland Holding Group has bought the Ram Brewery site in Wandsworth, West London - home of Britain’s oldest brewery - as part of a £600m development. The 7.75 acre (3.14ha) site, previously held by real estate developer Minerva, will be converted into 661 new homes, plus a brewing museum and microbrewery under plans approved last year by Wandsworth Council. The project includes a 36-storey landmark residential
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The development marks Greenland's first foray into the European property market
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