The site is set to span across 57 acres and the Covent Garden Market Authority’s chairman Baroness Brenda Dean commented said that this 35 year old market will be completely reformed.
Neil Tomlinson Architects are responsible for the development and will now be known as The Garden at New Covent Garden Market.
New features will include over half a million sq ft of trading space for the market traders. This thriving market space will be known as The Garden Heart and will be surrounded by cafes, restaurants and training rooms. Funds are set to come from the flower market which will be renovated into riverside residences.
Baroness Brenda Dean said “This has not been a stop-start development site. For the first time in 35 years we have produced a plan to redevelop the market that once complete will provide modern facilities for the traders”.
Foster and Partners are the designers of the site which will also include a retail and leisure complex.
Founder and Chairman Norman Foster, who famously designed The Gherkin and City Hall hopes to bring the same stand-out feel to Nine Elms complex.