The spirit of the Blitz may be alive and well in London’s bomb-scarred
Docklands, but it does have its limits.
Business-to-business PR firm Tamesis has decided to call it a day after
ten years in Docklands.
‘We are probably leaving at the point where it is finally becoming part
of London’s mainstream,’ says senior partner Tony Danaher. It seems,
however, that he and his team have finally had enough.
‘We’re sitting in a building surrounded by debris - it’s more like
Beirut than London,’ says Danaher.
‘Although the move was planned before the bomb it has had a major
psychological impact on everyone.’
Ironically, Tamesis is best known for its work in property and urban
regeneration - it is currently working with the City of Paris on the
redevelopment of the Left Bank. A case of ‘do as I say not as I do’?
Says Danaher: ‘We are going against the tide, Docklands is improving
every day. But it will take a while to reach the point where it is
sufficiently attractive to reduce recruitment difficulties. If that’s
damning to the Docklands I’m sorry.’