The Bow Quarter is set in several acres of landscaped gardens including a roof terrace, ponds, fountains and mature trees and an installation called Lest We Forget by the sculptor Maurice Agis (1931-2009), who had been born in east London. The piece is a visual representation of ‘phossy jaw’ (phosphorus-induced necrosis of the jaw), a disease which affected many of the workers in the Bryant and May factory. The sculpture comprises two steel pieces representing jaw bones and several pieces of smoothed Provencal stone carved to represent teeth.



Bow Quarter’s full-time concierge team is dedicated to keeping residents safe and providing them with essential services. They are available 24 hours a day and are here to help.

Facilities and Services

On-site facilities include a leisure centre, a food store, laundry services and secure parking – everything residents need to make life easier.


A large proportion of Bow Quarter dwellings are in the former Bryant & May match factory. It was from here that the Match Girls went on strike in 1888.


Bow Quarter is a close community and residents have set up several thriving grass-roots clubs and Facebook groups.

Estate map

The Bow Quarter comprises a mixture of historic and modern buildings and, because of its size, covers several post codes. This map will help you find your way around.

Living at Bow Quarter

The Bow Quarter offers a range of facilities and services in a very secure environment.