The secret recipe of E Lazenby & Sons Harvey’s Sauce saw the pickle manufacturers become a household name and they expanded by purchasing their “gigantic kitchens” on Crimscott Street, Bermondsey. In 1919 the company was fused with Crosse and Blackwell and 5 years later The Branston Pickle Brand was born and stirred into Bermondsey’s history.
Crosse and Blackwell was founded in 1929 when two apprentice friends – Edmund Crosse and Thomas Blackwell bought out the grocers West and Wyatt. Making pickles, preserves and bottled fruit, Crosse and Blackwell are said to have produced a quarter of London’s jam consumption.
In 1924 a new kitchen was built on the Crosse and Blackwell site which was known as the ‘Great Addition’ and the factory continued to concoct chutneys, jellys and relishes until 1969.
The unique Bermondsey blend of old and new, art and commerce, trendy and exclusive has made it one of the most fascinating London neighbourhoods; it’s the new heart and soul of SE1.
The Crosse is the first available phase within the exciting Pickle Factory development.
The scheme brings art and vibrancy to this already thriving location with newly secured tenants including Tannery Arts and Southwark Studios with more to come.
10,967 sq ft of newly developed commercial space at The Crosse is coming Q1 2021.