Jestico + Whiles unveils new home for Borough Market
Euston-based Jestico + Whiles has completed the latest stage of Borough Market redevelopment in London
Working with WS Atkins and contractor Skanska, the structure, which accommodates an extended Green Market is part of Network Rail’s extensive building works at Borough Viaduct.
The market building is a simple steel frame with glazed screens running along the street frontages formed from overlapping glass panels.
Sloping glazed roofs incorporate a ‘printed leaf motif that casts dappled shadows below’. Also included below the viaduct is a small retail unit – fully glazed on two sides.
Tony Ling, director at Jestico + Whiles commented: ‘It’s fantastic to achieve another major milestone in this lengthy and hugely complex project. The range of works involved at Borough Viaduct has highlighted the skill we can bring to large-scale, technical projects and how close collaboration between the architect, engineer and contractor is vital to deliver major infrastructure schemes.’
Jestico + Whiles has been working on the scheme since 2002 and completed the temporary Jubilee Market in 2009. Other ongoing works designed by the practice, include the reconstruction of part of Borough Market utilising part of the original Victorian cast iron structure, and a three storey office and retail building on Bedale Street that includes a new entrance to the market.
All works on the project are due to complete in early 2013.