Newsletter Issue #1

Welcome to our first redevelopment newsletter.

This newsletter will help keep you up to speed with what’s going on around the site so you know what to expect and when.

At any time, you can always find the latest information about the redevelopment here on our website and if you have any questions please get in touch with our Communications Team here.

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This summer, construction will start to transform New Covent Garden Market into the ultimate home of food and flowers in London.

We will be creating a modern, worldclass wholesale market alongside a new business and community hub and a new food destination for London.

There will be some works starting on site from March, with works starting in earnest in the summer.

The new market will take seven years to complete and the first new buildings won’t be ready until the second half of 2016.

But most importantly, the Market will remain fully open for business throughout the project and traders, customers and suppliers will be able to trade, buy and supply as usual.

Works on site this month

In the run up to construction starting this summer, there will be various works taking place across the site.

These are called Enabling Works and they help get the site ready for construction. This March we have two lots of works being carried out:

Manhole Works

Starts: Monday 23rd March | Duration: One week | Location: South Vehicle Car Park

Contractor PM Harris Ltd will be constructing a new manhole in the South Vehicle Car Park.

Soil Testing

Starts: End of March | Duration: Three weeks | Location: Around the Fruit & Veg Market

25 holes will be dug around the Fruit & Veg site by the companies Atkins and ESG to test the soil. All holes will be filled once testing has been carried out. The sites are plotted in various locations around the Market and have been planned to minimise disruption.

TfL Hoardings and the Pascal Street Pedestrian Entrance

You will have seen that Transport for London have now taken the top part of our Apex Site (where Covent House and Banhams used to be) as they are starting work on the new Nine Elms tube station, coming 2020.

The hoardings have been going up, but you will still be able to access the Market via the Pedestrain Entrance on Pascal Street.

From April, there will be a new pedestrian gate on Pascal Street and a new route from the gate into the Market. The map below shows the current Pedestrian route through the hoardings and the new route from April.

Unit Fitout Feedback from Tenants

If you haven’t already given us your feedback on the fitout of units in the new market that we sent out to Market tenants in December, please make sure you let us know your thoughts.

To give us your feedback just contact Alette Anderson on 020 7501 0980 or email Alette.Anderson@cgma.co.uk and she will set up a meeting at your convenience either at your offices or here in Covent House.

New images for Nine Elms on the South Bank

The Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership have just revealed new CGIs of Nine Elms on the South Bank illustrating how the area will be transformed.

With 20,000 new homes and 25,000 new jobs (in addition to 20,000 construction jobs) being delivered over the next 5- 10 years Nine Elms will become London’s newest destination.

Encompassing two new town centres at Vauxhall and Battersea Power Station, Nine Elms on the South Bank will also include two new tube stations, the new US Embassy, a linear park and, of course, a transformed New Covent Garden Market right in the heart of it.

[Image credit: The Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership ]

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For more information or if you have any questions please contact us on 020 7501 3495 or email us here.