The Fruit and Veg Market

A flexible, contemporary and very efficient building that allows a smooth process of delivering, storing, displaying, selling and dispatching produce.

OPENS

February 2020 &
February 2021

LOCATION

Centre of the Market

The Fruit and Vegetable Market is what many people think of as the primary core of the place. It is timeless.

Brand New Covent Garden Market is not just about looking, on the surface, bright and new. It is about creating the right environment for a better, 21st century, market. A flexible, contemporary and very efficient building that allows a smooth process of delivering, storing, displaying, selling and dispatching produce. An environment that is as beneficial for the produce as it is for the people selling and buying it.

Change always takes time to get used to. We have no doubts that the new Fruit and Vegetable Market will feel like home very quickly. But, when all is said and done, it will just be a new building. It is the skill and experience of all the market community that will bring it to life and make it work.

The Buyers Walk

A clean, modern space with inspiring proportion. A great space to display fruit and vegetables at their beautiful best.

A Buyers’ Walk is a timeless and defining feature of all serious markets. Ours works pretty well. It works well enough to apply the theory “if it ain’t broke, don’t try to fix it”.

That’s why the brand new Buyers’ Walk retains all of the elements that work. A clean, modern space with inspiring proportion. A great space to display fruit and vegetables at their beautiful best.

A better Buyers’ Walk to give traders and customers a more inspiring, enjoyable experience. There are two cafés inside the new Buyers’ Walk meaning you’re never too far from a coffee and bacon butty without even having to venture outside.

Will the banter and the buzz be the same? Some things, thankfully, never change.

The Spaces

We're building units that you will be proud to welcome your customers to.

As a wholesaler, the new Fruit and Vegetable Market is, in a sense, a new tool to help you to do your job better.

To make your business better. It has been designed, like all of the elements of Brand New Covent Garden Market, to be flexible to your business needs.

Your daily effort and produce deserve the best. We’re building units that you will be proud to welcome your customers to. Every unit is integrally equipped to be food ready. That means a food grade floor, pristine insulated white walls and doors, and food-safe lighting. It means every unit has both process and foul drainage as standard. And these units are tall.

All of that height is not just for show. It means pallets can be safely and efficiently stacked higher. More quality useable space means better value for you. A versatile support structure in every unit allows you, the wholesalers, to adapt your unit to suit your specific needs. Mezzanine offices, insulated lobbies, suspended ceilings, complete cold rooms – you name it – it is possible to create a unique space without the need for complicated and expensive structural works.

Inbetween the Spaces

Brand New Covent Garden Market has been designed around better traffic flow.

A busy market requires precise planning to work efficiently.

Brand New Covent Garden Market has been designed around better traffic flow; easy in, easy getting round, easy out. Wider spaces between buildings will enable quicker, smoother and safer deliveries and loading.

The logistics of a 21st century produce market are very different to those of 1974 when we moved to Nine Elms. Vehicles have got bigger and our design has taken into account the potential for them to get even bigger again.

Easier Buying Makes Better Sense

A visit will be a smooth and enjoyable experience that is memorable for the right reasons.

Brand New Covent Garden Market features intelligent traffic and parking layouts.

As a customer, this allows you to park directly at your wholesaler’s door. As obvious as it seems, it requires careful planning to make something simple work so well.

The market includes covered consolidation areas. This means you can sort orders protected from the natural elements. As a bonus, they also make a strong architectural design feature.

A visit to Brand New Covent Garden Market will be a smooth and enjoyable experience that is memorable for the right reasons.

Technical Drawings

The Buyers’ Walk in the very heart of the market. Perfectly placed to serve The Food Hub and customers.

Customers can park right outside their wholesaler’s door and now have a better space for loading vehicles.

Increased space between buildings will enable quicker, smoother and safer deliveries.

Food ready units out the box with food grade floors and insulated white walls as standard.

Cold room, office, WCs and racking come with every unit for current traders.