Butler's Wharf

36 Shad Thames, London, SE1 2YE, United Kingdom

Former Use: Warehouse
New Use: Housing, offices, restaurants, shops
Category: Office, Residential
Original Architect: James Tolley and Daniel Dale
Construction year(s): 1873 -
Reuse year(s): 1985 -


The large warehouse was completed in 1873 and designed by James Tolley and Daniel Dale. At the time, it was the latest in industrial design, featuring fireproof floors, brick-vaulted basements and wrought iron roof trusses. During the 1970s, Butler's Wharf was home to artists' studios and artisan workshops. In the 1980s (the exact year of trasformation is unknown) it was converted into loft apartments and restaurants. (2)

Relevant Literature:

  1. Powell, K. 2004. City Reborn: Architecture and Regeneration in London, from Bankside to Dulwich, Merrell Pub Limited, London, p. 40-41
  2. https://www.urbanspaces.co.uk/development-guides/butlers-wharf
  3. http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/Details/Default.aspx?id=471315
  4. http://www.studycollection.co.uk/2B/building.html
  5. http://www.exploringsouthwark.co.uk/butlers-wharf/4591990388

Added on 2018-09-07 by editor Dora Chatzi Rodopoulou