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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.’

Readers' comments (2)

  • Why not pull down Covent Garden or Leadenhall Market whilst you are at it? This appalling rape of the fine old market would be a travesty. It is a very succesfull and much cherished Greenwich landmark and it is seriously being suggested it should be pulled down to create a ghastly Shopping City Outlet style mall? I hope Greenwich Council will throw this application out - or does it have its finger in the pudding too?

    Thomas

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  • It is recommended for approval! Vile. Why not leave it alone? Too many London markets have lost all their character.

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