Bromley works was built by the Imperial Gas Light and Coke Company in 1870 and become operational in 1873. The works was situated on the River Lea and its coal arrived by barge. After take over by GLCC in 1876 the works was left undeveloped until 1897 when CWG plant was installed. A rail link was made in 1916 and from 1920 several improvements were made including automation of the CWG plant in 1930 and new manufacturing plant consisting of Glover West Vertical Retorts as late as 1952.
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