In 1998, Trinity Buoy Wharf was an empty, derelict site. Now it is a thriving centre for the arts and creative industries with a rare community of over 500 like minded people enjoying the unique riverside location.
Free from overdevelopment, the site's fascinating history can still be seen in the buildings, installations and residents such as the Lightship LV95 that is moored here.
With careful regeneration, Trinity Buoy Wharf has kept its character whilst offering amenities such as studio and gallery space, a pier, boat club, school, rehearsal rooms and two dining options in the form of Bow Creek Cafe and Fat Boys all American diner and 4 of the hugely sustainable Container City buildings.
In 1998 the then owners London Docklands Development Corporation (LDDC), set up the Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust with a 125 year lease to hold the land and their vision in trust for the people of London, while the freehold was passed to the LB Tower Hamlets.
The TBW Trust holds a 125 year lease from LB Tower Hamlets and Urban Space Management in turn has a 124 lease from the Trust. The terms provide for 25% of the Wharf's income to be paid to the Trust to use for promoting arts activity in the area. To date the Trust has supported and funded a wide range of arts projects and organisations.