Greenwich is the centre of the world communications revolution, on a site that’s as important as Bletchley Park, and a Nobel Prize was won for work that began here in the borough

ENDERBY HOUSE, ON THE GREENWICH riverside, is where the information revolution started — and it’s under threat.

Alcatel-Lucent, the successor to the company that pioneered international communications here in Greenwich, still makes advanced equipment for submarine cables in its factory behind Enderby House, but the cable itself is made elsewhere. The company has sold off most of its site — including Enderby House — to Barratt, the house-building company.


So far there are no clear plans for Enderby House. The listed building has already suffered from vandalism — see the picture above, taken in late May 2014. But a group of locals believes that it should be preserved to show the contribution the people of Greenwich have made to the information revolution. That’s why we have produced this leaflet.

This website is here to tell you all about it.


Author: Enderby Wharf

This website is run by a group of local people who want to ensure Enderby House and the riverside cable-loading gear are preserved to show the contribution of Greenwich to the communications revolution - a contribution that is still continuing in the remaining factory on Christchurch Way. Contact details for more information: Dr Mary Mills email tel 020 8858 9482 Alan Burkitt-Gray email tel 079 6202 1330 Ian Blore email If you're emailing any of the above, please copy your email to

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