TQ3978 : Demolition rubble, Alcatel site

taken 7 years ago, near to Greenwich, Great Britain

Demolition rubble, Alcatel site
Demolition rubble, Alcatel site
The historic Alcatel cable works had been demolished, ready for the next phase of riverside housing development. This appears to be the remains of the white building seen at the left of TQ3978 : The Thames Path by Endersby's Wharf.
Greenwich peninsula :: TQ3979

The peninsula is formed by a meander of the River Thames north-east of Greenwich, which along with the Isle of Dogs to the west, forms the distinctive outline familiar from the opening credits of the TV series "Eastenders". Until the 18th century it was marshland, thereafter gradually drained and industrialised, and in the late 19th century dominated by the South Metropolitan Gasworks. After becoming largely derelict in the later 20th century, the east side of the peninsula was remediated and redeveloped from the 1990s onwards, the focus being the Millennium Dome (later O2 Arena). The west side remained industrial for longer although by 2010 the remaining industries there were starting to close and be replaced by residential developments and an ocean liner terminal.

For a detailed history of the industrial sites on Greenwich Peninsula, see the book "Greenwich Marsh - the 300 years before the Dome", Mills, Mary - self-published 1999. ISBN 0 9535245 0 7

For a photographic record of the west side of the peninsula before recent demolitions, see LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Monday, 21 April, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 22 April, 2014
Geographical Context
Construction, Development 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3914 7871 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.4135N 0:0.1646E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3913 7874
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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