Revamp For New Covent Garden Market

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 104 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


This has been on the cards for years - glad to see it finally getting some traction. There's also talk of turning the Sainsbury's on next to the NGCM into a Sainsbury's with blocks of flats on on top. Time will tell.

It would be nice if one of the many developments in Vauxhall actually included some shops. We have no 'high street' type area, no post office, no banks, no bookshop... etc etc etc. I know such things as post offices and banks are a bit of an old-fashioned idea... but still. Would be nice!