Hermitage Community Moorings (HCM) is a co-operative which built, owns, and operates a mooring on the Thames at Hermitage Wharf, Wapping.
The mooring provides berths for up to 20 historic vessels: enabling a mixture of live-aboard, recreational and visitor use. HCM provides well-managed river access for local people, including educational and recreational facilities.
HCM was created by a small, dedicated community over the course of about 6 years and is the first development of its kind on the Thames for more than a generation. The co-operative members entirely self-funded the planning, design, management, construction, installation, and operation of the harbour. The infrastructure is designed to create a small, close-knit community of people committed to boat use and the preservation of historic craft.
Part of its ambition is to ensure traditional river craft (e.g. sailing barges, tugs and motor craft) remain part of the Wapping landscape for future generations – and to create a local landmark that promotes Wapping’s historic links with the river.
HCM is grateful for the support of the following organisations:
Heritage Afloat The Museum of London The Pool of London Partnerships St. Peter’s London Docks CE Primary The Port of London Authority Bigland Green Primary School The Environment Agency Westminster Petroleum
as well as support from numerous individuals, including more than 1000 local Wapping residents, and many owners of significant historical vessels.
Hermitage River Projects
Hermitage River Projects is a registered charity that operates the visitor berths and helps to coordinate events at HCM.