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Time Lapse Camera for The New Flower Market

Construction of the new Flower Market

At the very top of Link House, looking out over the construction site of The New Flower Market, we have installed a time lapse camera.

The camera will be in place from now until the end of January 2017, taking a photo every ten minutes, capturing every step of the way as we transform the building site into a vibrant, bustling new Flower Market.

Right at the end, we’ll have a time lapse video of the whole construction as well as those exciting first days in The New Flower Market when it opens for business on Monday 9 January 2017.

Between now and January, we’ll be putting together regular videos online to show the progress as the building goes up.

See the latest photo from the camera

At any time you can go to our website and view the latest photo taken from the time lapse camera, just like the one above.

To do this, go to and click on the ‘The New Flower Market Construction’ works page. You’ll see the photo there.


Steelworks Nearing Completion for the Recycling & Waste Compound and Football Pitches

Steelworks for the Recycling & Waste Compound

Next to the Multi-Storey Car Park it’s impossible to miss the steel structure that’s gone up in the last few weeks.

This first new major structure of Brand New Covent Garden Market will house six five-a-side football pitches over the first and second floors, while providing cover for our new Recycling & Waste Compound on the ground floor.

The construction team have nearly finished the steelworks and will soon move on to the next phases. These include pouring the concrete for the first and second floors, applying the polycarbonate cladding, and building the lift and stair core for the Football Pitches entrance adjacent to Thessaly Road.

The new Recycling & Waste Compound is due to be ready this August, while the Football Pitches structure will be ready in July. Once finished, the operator for the pitches will move in to lay the artificial grass and get the pitches ready for kick off later in the autumn. We’ll be announcing who the operator is as soon as the contract is signed.

Behind the Multi-Storey Car Park, we’ve finished the steelwork for the Cleaners’ Welfare Block.


Construction Programme

Construction Programme

Click on the image to view a larger version of the construction programme.

This is the latest Construction Programme for the next few months. As with any project of this size, all dates are indicative and are subject to change. As we get nearer to the start date we will be able to confirm timings with more certainty. The start date refers to the date that area is handed over to the contractor and is not the date significant works might start as, often, preparatory works are needed before demolition or construction can begin. The end date is our target end date.


Capturing the Market’s Story on Film

Chocolate Films

As the redevelopment is now underway we are keen to capture not just the physical changes but also the stories of people on the market. Chocolate Films, a local company, have been commissioned by our development partners VINCI St. Modwen to record the redevelopment story as it unfolds over the next six years.

The intention is to document the true feelings, stories, and the range of people who work here and use the market.

It's not for a TV channel, but our plan is to hold a big open air screening of the film at a celebration right at the end of the redevelopment. We will also be creating mini, short films throughout the next six years, to be shown online.

Be a part of the film

If you would like to be part of the film just contact Rachel or Alessandra at Chocolate Films on the details below and tell them a bit about yourself.

You’ll see the Chocolate Films team in the market over the coming months and years. Chat to them, on or off camera, however you feel comfortable.

Chocolate Films
Tel: 020 7793 4287


New Hoardings on Nine Elms Lane

Hoardings on Nine Elms Lane

Walk or drive down Nine Elms Lane and you'll see our new hoardings colouring the way, telling Londoners all about what's coming here.

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