Greenwich Market

Hard and soft landscaping improvements to Durnford Street at London’s famous Greenwich Market are now complete.

Overview

Being set in one of London’s most historic areas, Greenwich Market attracts both tourists and locals with its charm and quirky style. In 2009 the world-famous market was under threat by plans of a major hotel redevelopment. Thankfully traders, Councillors and the community pulled together and this plan was quickly dismissed. Instead it was decided that improvements would be made to what already stands and is enjoyed by so many.

Maylim were contracted to work on the Durnford Street section of the project. Adapting the space to create a new concealed service yard to be used by market stall traders. Taps, power and lighting as well as recycling areas were implemented to enable more utilities and provide further space for the entire market.

The hard landscaping focused on a large paved area using Yorkstone and high quality concrete, and a metal canopy was built to allow for use of the market in all weather conditions. To achieve modernisation without losing character both new and reclaimed materials were used including granite setts, which blend well with the original cobblestones. Bespoke benches were installed along with raised borders filled with a mixture of shrubs, vibrant flowers and trees. The final result is a larger area with extensive facilities providing an advantageous service to the community and traders which has helped to enable the preservation of the heritage site and retained its spirit and charm.

Details

Status

Complete / 19/04/2016

Client

Greenwich Hospital

Architect

Barr Gazetas

Main Contractor

Fairhurst Ward Abbotts

Engineer

Evolve Consulting Engineers

Project Value

£1.7M

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