Hopkins Architects submits planning application for Greenwich Market
Plans have finally been submitted to Greenwich Council for the regeneration of Greenwich Market, three years after Hopkins were awarded the job
The design features a 100-bed boutique hotel and includes the comprehensive redevelopment of the historic market buildings within the world heritage site. The design has been under public consultation since 2006 when Greenwich Hospital appointed Hopkins Architects to draw up a design for regenerating the market. This includes a lightweight canopy roof and a new pedestrian link between the market and King William Walk.
A number of small retail units are to be created to supplement the historic market building. Subject to approval, work will commence in January 2010 and finish in late 2011, with the hotel and market opening in early in 2012.
David Selby, director of Hopkins Architects said: ‘Designing against the backdrop of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site is a unique challenge. The market regeneration has very particular needs which have demanded that we draw upon experience developed over many years in the fields of lightweight structures, energy efficient design and the inventive use of traditional materials.’