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Steelwork design appointment at New Covent Garden Market

9th Aug 2018

Our structural engineering business has been appointed by VINCI Construction UK to design the steelwork for New Covent Garden Market in Nine Elms, London, within the regeneration area on the South Bank.

Hydrock’s structural engineering team in Cardiff is providing the design for the steelwork (including the envelope), upper composite floors and masonry design for three new fruit and vegetable market buildings.

These new buildings need to meet the established high quality technical and architectural standards displayed across the site within the buildings already completed, such as the BDP designed Food Exchange building, which opened in 2018.

New Covent Garden Market is the largest redevelopment project within the Nine Elms regeneration area on London’s South Bank and will secure the future of the UK’s largest fruit, vegetable and flower market. Originally operating on three sites totalling 57 acres, the plans consolidate the market onto a single 37-acre site providing more trading space than before by designing a more efficient market. Construction is being phased over 10 years to ensure the market can continue to operate throughout.

The new market will continue the history of the iconic market which has called Nine Elms its home since 1974. It has been a pillar of London’s culture and trade since the formation of the original market in Covent Garden in 1670, which rapidly grew to become the Charter Market in 1830.

Image courtesy of BDP.