Surge Co-operative aims to create sustainable and affordable moorings for larger boats and barges in London, making use of underused historic wharves in the Lower Lea.
Surge is a non-profit organisation set up with the primary focus to reanimate tidal water spaces with affordable, co-operatively run moorings. They are nurturing the heritage and biodiversity of the area and building lasting community links on land and water.
The group are collaborating with Thames Water to transform a strip of land and reinstate barge moorings, enabling the local community to have better river access for clean-ups and other ecological activities. This is part of a wider plan to provide and nurture affordable co-operative moorings, giving much needed security of tenure to a community of boaters with larger boats along the River Lea and further afield.
How we’re helping
We are providing guidance on how to engage landowners and continue negotiations, as well as financial modelling.