Old Spitalfields Market, Phases 1 and 2


This redevelopment of the Old Spitalfields Market encompassed the design of several island bars and restaurants along with the reorganisation of drainage and perimeter buildings and high-level link bridges.

Walsh designed the bars and restaurants as island developments to create a characterful village atmosphere with a premium architectural finish. Each island was constructed on rafts with timber and steel connected with a number of high-level bridges and long span stairs. All these features were designed for public access taking into account the stringent vibration and human sensitivity requirements. We also had to be aware of the existing traders and shoppers as the market had to remain operational during this build.

Ballymore also commissioned Walsh to assist them on restoring the corroded steel structure of the pavilion buildings so they could be used as retail and commercial units once again. We worked closely with the architects and English Heritage to agree the remedial works and also determine roof modifications, the insertion of sculptures and the addition of wrought iron gate work.

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Key Facts

  • Client: Ballymore Properties
  • Location: London
  • Year: 2008

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