Brew by Numbers have announced that their taproom will be closed over winter.
The brewery occupy a space at Morden Wharf which opened in 2021. In a message the company stated “We are carrying out essential works and we’ll be back soon”.
Hopefully they will be. The company entered administration earlier this year.
They begun in Bermondsey before moving to Greenwich, with a taproom offering great views. However no work has progressed on approved plans for thousands of homes at adjacent development sites in recent years.
The Morden Wharf site itself saw plans for 1,500 homes approved before being put up for sale. At neighbouring Enderby Wharf plans for housing was dropped years ago with a new owner now consulting on revised proposals.
All those delays don’t help with footfall to local business, and reaching sites like this for existing residents remains dismal from much of the peninsula.
It’s fine if taking the long circulatory Thames path route, but heading the shortest route on foot from Greenwich Millennium Village or homes on the east of the peninsula? Not good at all.
It’s a grim old walk and this anti-pedestrian street design does nothing to support local businesses.
Developer Knight Dragon have also built out plots extremely slowly since taking ownership of vast areas of land.
Another planning application for 866 homes could be approved tomorrow, but whether they built anytime soon is another matter.
As for those poor quality, pedestrian-hostile streets between thousands of existing and forthcoming homes and shops?
Greenwich Council don’t even seek to improve some of the worst areas until 2037. That’ll ensure businesses continue to see low footfall and avoid potential new custom.
While the taproom is closed products can be purchased via their site.