Fuji Fs100 Tripod Mounted
Processed In Photomatix Pro, and CS3
4 Images merged In AutoPano Pro.
In the 1980s, with the increasing urban regeneration of the Thames Corridor and nearby
London Docklands, the area was acquired by the St Martin’s Property Corporation the real
estate arm of the State of Kuwait, as part of their ‘London Bridge City’ development,
stretching from London Bridge easterly to English Grounds where it is terminated by the
Southwark Crown Court site and bound to the South by Tooley Street. The decision was made
to retain the wharf and to sympathetically restore its tea and produce warehouses
surrounding it to provide office accommodation and shops. The dock gates were permanently
closed, the ‘impounded’ area of the dock was covered with a floor to the sill of the
wharf-sides and, most spectacularly, the entire space was enclosed with a roof reminiscent
of the Victorian railway termini of the same period to create the galleria. This was
implemented by Twigg Brown Architects as part of their masterplan for the renewal strategy.