In 1974, Covent Garden Market relocated from its historic West End home to Nine Elms in Vauxhall within a site covering 57 acres. The site is currently being decanted for a phased development to create a reinvigorated fruit, vegetable and flower market. The new premises are being taken to fruition by BDP together with Vinci construction to our original concept design. For us key elements of our design include “The Garden Heart”, a new space that will welcome the general public for the first time to the market. We were also behind creating a masterplan that facilitates the 24-hour infrastructure required at the market so that, not only retail, but restaurants, banks and post-offices can operate efficiently through the night and into the early hours of the day when The Market operates at full capacity. In addition to this, our masterplan frees critical elements of the site’s periphery for residential development that will help fund New Covent Garden Market.
Client: Covent Garden Market Authority
Engineer: Clarke Nicholls Marcel / Hoare Lee
Cost & Project Management: Turner & Townsend
Planning Consultant: JLL