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What should happen to Enderby House?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by rob, Mar 20, 2016.

  1. rob Administrator

    The future of the historic Grade II-listed property on the East Greenwich riverfront was discussed last week at a seminar which included a pretty impressive guest list, including the leader of the council, the mayor, the local MP and the local London Assembly member.

    The house was built by the merchant-trading Enderby family at Enderby Wharf. The site was taken over by Glass Elliot and Co and forms an important part of the history of modern telecommunications as it's where submarine cables were manufactured and then loaded on to cable laying ships to be taken to be laid across the oceans.

    While construction has taken place around the house in recent years with Barratt building new flats and controversial plans for a cruise terminal approved, Enderby House itself has fallen in to disrepair and plans for its future remain uncertain. The Enderby Group, who organised the seminar last week, want to generate enthusiasm for some kind of new cafe where the story of telecommunications can be told.

    More info and quotes from the meeting here

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