The impressive roofs of Smithfield General Market would be retained as a fantastic canopy and creating a beautiful light-filled interior. The scheme makes available large areas, at multiple levels, without the addition of intrusive blocks. The very extensive basement areas are brought into use as spaces for exhibition galleries, fashion shows and lecture halls.
Marcus Binney, the President of Save Britain’s Heritage, says “The Smithfield quarter, like Covent Garden before it, has come to life thanks to natural regeneration as small businesses have colonised every vacated premise in the streets around the market buildings. This is creating one of central London’s liveliest districts, full of both traditional character and new life. Wake up City planners and Alderman! Smithfield Market ranks as one of London’s chief public spaces that could be serving the city and its visitors, as the capital’s newest hub.”
See the full details of the SAVE/BFF scheme here