Forming a significant part of regenerating Nine Elms and the adjacent Battersea Power Station, this competition entry for New Covent Garden Market reconsiders the best use of the 23 ha site.
By condensing and reorganising the activities for fruit, vegetable and flower sales, the project creates four locations around the fringes of the market for new development. Giving more than 37 ha in total, the redistribution of amenities provides space for 450 residential units as well as commercial and retail uses, and student housing.
The market itself is rationalised to provide new trading halls and ancillary buildings that meet the contemporary requirements of traders and customers. Characterised by large, open-span halls, the buildings efficiently integrate services, facilities and transport systems, and open the flower market to the public – a natural resource for neighbouring homes and shops currently being developed.
Surrounded by a dense urban environment that is undergoing significant expansion and change, the project illustrates an inspiring, appropriate vision for this inner city site.
The stepped roof profile of the fruit and vegetable market is the product of minimum pitches for rainwater discharge on one side and uses self cleaning photovoltaic panels on the other.
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Bouygues UK Limited
27,590 sq m