Revamp For New Covent Garden Market

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 110 months ago
Revamp For New Covent Garden Market

newcoventgarden.jpg It's been a good day for Nine Elms: the US Embassy has the initial go-ahead, and now New Covent Garden Market has set Foster + Partners and Neil Tomlinson Architects onto a redesign of the wholesale food and flower market. Parts of the old flower market, right next to Vauxhall station, will be opened up for residential use (more flats, we guess) to help finance the huge redevelopment. One of the options for the centre of the market, to be rebranded 'The Garden', is for a retail market - which has led the Standard to breathlessly start imagining a rival to Borough, but it could just as easily end up as restaurants or office space. Public consultation will be in November; plans go before Wandsworth council next year. (Image / Johnnie Scarlett)

Last Updated 17 September 2009