Redevelopment News 08.18
Construction of the new Security Lodge now underway
Construction of the Security Lodge for the new market is now underway and as a result we have closed the Exit Road by A Row and Link House. Over the coming weeks you’ll start to see piling rigs going into the ground as we begin building.
The Exit Road by A Row and Link House will remain closed throughout these works, which are set to continue until June 2019. We have a U-turn in place so that vans 3.65m and under can still exit onto Nine Elms Lane.
Irish Dock demolition and South Vehicle Car Park update
The Irish Dock has now been demolished. We are getting ready to begin the next phase of work, which will require us to take a larger area of the South Vehicle Car Park so we can start building Phase One of the new Fruit and Veg Market.
We will share more information about this soon, and what this means for the tenant and customer vehicles that use the South Vehicle Car Park.
Successful move of our three distributors into the Interim Distribution Unit
We’re excited to say that all three distributor tenants, MG & Sons, Premier Catering and Sheringham’s, have now successfully moved into their new Interim Distribution Units under the Food Exchange. The removal of over 100 of their vehicles, previously located in the South Vehicle Car Park, has significantly reduced pressure in this area freeing up space to start building the new Fruit and Veg Market.
The new slosh pits in the Flower Market
After carrying out a trial, we recently installed slosh pits near the entrance doors of the Flower Market, both on the ground floor and upstairs, so tenants have a dedicated area to tip away their used water. We asked for feedback from the tenants on the design before we installed the final version, and we’ve had some really helpful feedback since they went in.
We’ll be getting new grills installed in a few weeks to help catch pieces of debris that can clog the drains and cause the slosh pits to overflow. Our cleaners will also empty the pits regularly to keep the drains clear.
We’ll also be carrying out a trial to alter one of the slosh pits to see how we can make it easier to empty the bigger containers. If this is successful then we’ll look to alter a second slosh pit in the same way, too.
We recommend that those using the slosh pits try to empty their containers at regular intervals, rather than waiting until they’re completely full as this will also help to minimise any spillages. Please keep feeding back to us on how you’re finding the slosh pits.
Removal of the barriers under the West Bridge near D Row
On Monday 20 August, we started to remove both the concrete and yellow metal barriers under the West Bridge. The works are taking place between 09:00-18:00 and we expect it to take five days. We’ll be cordoning off the work area and returning it back to normal at the end of each day, so it won’t disrupt the night-time market activity. Work may have even finished by the time you’re reading this.
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