Wapping Dock was opened in 1852 to principally connect Salthouse Dock and other Docks to the North with Kings Dock to the South. Both the warehouse and dock were undertaken by the Dock Engineer Jesse Hartley with the dock being progressed in his Cyclopean style and named after the road that runs alongside.
The warehouse was built in 1856 and is similar to those around the Albert Dock. it is constructed in brick, iron and slate with small paned iron casement windows.
The building was originally 232 feet long and had forty bays divided into fire proof sections but was badly damaged during the May blitz of 1941 resulting in the Southern end of the building not being rebuilt. The columns that originally supported the demolished end of the building can be seen in my picture.
The building was converted to residential apartments in 1988.