Sorted! Former Post Office depot transformed into stylish new homes in Twickenham
Brewery Wharf is a collection of luxurious, high specification apartments set on the site of a former brewery and, more recently, a Post Office sorting depot. In addition to the range of new homes – 82 apartments and 28 houses – a public piazza is incorporated into the design of Brewery Wharf that will include an attractive water feature, two restaurants and a new cultural centre.
A limited number of two-bedroom apartments remain, with prices starting from £550,000. There is also a selection of four- and five-bedroom houses available, set within a gated mews – price on application.
While our pictures show what remained of the sorting depot before its demolition, the history of the site stretches back a long way and as the development’s name suggests, it was once one of a number of sites in Twickenham brewing ale. Referred to as the ‘Coole Brewery’ on the London Road on a map of 1635, the brewery is the earliest recorded in the area was later moved to the site of the new development, still in the possession of the Cole family, whose name still lives on in a couple of local streets.
In the 1890s, the family sold the brewery to Brandon’s of Putney, where it continued to produce beer until 1927.
To find out more about the new homes now for sale at Brewery Wharf, visit www.brewery-wharf.co.uk ; 020 3002 9457.
With thanks to Paul Howarth and Victoria Machado for the pictures of the sorting office.