Purchased in February 2017 and situated directly opposite Marston’s Plough Brewery building, the two properties are the former homes of once popular late night venues 'The Artesian Well' night club and restaurant and wine bar 'The Lost Society'.
Lambeth withdrew the late licenses in 2016 and as a result the venues were no longer so closed . We invited neighbours of the buildings to tell us what they wanted to be done and it was clear that they wanted to see an end to the nightclubs.
We were always keen to keep one pub but not two so we met with CAMRA in 2018 who agreed two drinking venues side by side were not viable and therefore supported our application to keep the corner pub. After lengthy discussions with Lambeth our planning application was lodged in the Autumn of 2019. Permission was not granted until early 2021. The detailed scheme that includes 9 flats and a pub in the ground floor and basement will be worked up and construction will start on site at the end of 2021.
The flats and pub will be retained by Marstons after redevelopment work has been completed and will be available to rent
Marstons bought the Southern Cross Pub in Fulham after it had been closed by Green King and let it to Brook House who very successfully brought the pub back in to use in 2019 only to be stopped in their tracks by the Covid lock downs. We know that pubs are really important venues for local communities in London so we will do all we can to help keep both pubs.