The Plough Brewery was purchased by Marston Properties in 1968 and converted to offices shortly afterwards. The building was refurbished and updated during 2002 to provide accommodation on five floors. You’ll see evidence of its industrial past in some of the design features, such as galvanised surface-mounted wiring units and skirting trunking for cabling.
The Plough Brewery is situated on the north side of Wandsworth Road on the junction with Silverthorne Road. Wandsworth Road is a main arterial route between Clapham Junction and Kennington and allows good access across the river to Kensington & Chelsea.
All the units are gas centrally heated and some areas have comfort cooling. There is a four person passenger lift to all floors except the basement and an intercom entryphone system. On site parking is also available.
The site housed a brewery from the early 19th century when meadows and gardens stretched towards the river rather than Silverthorne Road. A compulsory purchase order was successfully challenged in 1975 and subsequently the site was Grade II listed.
The Grade II-listed Plough Brewery on Wandsworth Road dates back to 1801, when it was known as Clapham Brewery. It was renamed The Plough Brewery by master brewer Thomas Woodward (hence the ‘TW’ monogram on the original iron railings and gate outside) in the 1860s. The mash tuns may be long gone, but it still has two artesian wells, and the large steel-and-applewood wheel that was part of the original pump is mounted in the building’s imposing 13ft entrance archway.
When Marston Properties purchased the building from the Courage Brewery in 1968 it was in a derelict state, and we sensitively converted it into commercial offices. The building was refurbished and updated during 2002 to put in accommodation on five floors.
Clapham Old Town
A short pleasant walk up North Street past the pretty early Victorian villas takes you to the many shops, restaurants and bars of Clapham Old Town and the open spaces of Clapham Common