12 Ossory Road is a 30,000 sq ft former mineral water, lemonade, and ginger beer bottling warehouse arranged over ground and two upper floors and located off the rapidly changing Old Kent Road. After acquisition the building was re-branded as The Bottle Factory, paying tribute to the site’s near 150-year history operated under the famous London bottling brand, J. Mills & Sons.
Following a successful planning application to change the use to flexible B1 office and B2 Industrial accommodation, the building has undergone extensive restoration and refurbishment. The works include a complete strip out of the existing fit-out and attention paid toward bringing back the industrial heritage masked by years of vacancy and disrepair including repairing the existing brickwork and crittall windows. During refurbishment, we have delivered a number of activations across the site including partnering with Corsica Studios to deliver high quality outdoor F&B and music events. Additionally, The Bottle Factory received nationwide publicity when we partnered with Dazed Magazine to create ‘The Qweens’ Speech’ which featured Sam Smith, the acclaimed British songwriter.
The asset has been newly adopted into Southwark’s conservation area which means The Bottle Factory will stand the test of time allowing tenants to grow internally and create a long-term identity. The site will benefit from Southwark’s Old Kent Road Area Action Plan as it drives development in the area, including two new Bakerloo tube stations within 500m of the site on the Old Kent Road.
The Bottle Factory is an architecturally impressive warehouse in Peckham, just off the Old Kent Road. This former mineral water and ginger beer factory dates back to 1895 and was in operation for almost a century through J. Mills & Sons