Brookmarsh Industrial estate

This yard is owned and managed by Royal Borough of Greenwich property department who uphold it’s light industrial use status rather than see it converted to office or domestic or even live work so its now one of the only surviving opportunities for local business to remain based in the area. Meanwhile the vehicle mechanics and bodywork businesses dominate most of the units.

The Minesweeper was moored off the back of this yard until January 2017 when it was destroyed by a fire. The other boats that clustered about it onthe creek were scorched but survived and remain tethered, but with access now denied rather more precariously so.

As speculators gather to wring the remaining value out of Creekside real estate it’s not hard to imagine how easily Brookmarsh Yard to, will fall into the hands of developers before long.