Red Lion Court is located on the Thames Pathway, Bankside (Southwark, London).
The waterfront route connects London Bridge to Bankside, Southbank and Waterloo, with further connections to the north of the river via the Millennium Bridge, London Bridge, and Blackfriars Bridge.
With many businesses and cultural destinations in Bankside and along the Thames pathway, the area is popular with tourists and visitors.
The land at Red Lion Court was originally part of the historic Anchor Brewery. First established in 1616, by the early nineteenth century it had become the largest brewery in the world. Later, the site became houses and wharf buildings, and in the 1980’s it became the office block that is present on site today.
Red Lion Court is located in a highly desirable central London location benefiting from great transport links, including connections out of London via London Bridge station.
This allocation by the Mayor of London and the Greater London Assembly sees an uplift of 25,000 jobs as a target for the Opportunity Area.
Red Lion Court, and the neighbouring 1 Southwark Bridge Road, were identified as a key development opportunity in Southwark’s new Local Plan.
The existing building is at the end of its economic life and no longer meets the requirements of the local area and office occupiers. We have looked carefully at whether the existing building could be refurbished or adapted. The constraints of the existing building are a barrier to achieving the potential for this site and we would be unable to meet the changing requirements of occupiers through a refurbishment.