The famous covered market has stood for centuries in the heart of one of London’s famous tourist destinations, but when USM took over management in 1997 it was held at weekends only and lacked quality and consistency. Since then it has grown steadily, now trades five days a week, and is renowned for the variety of its arts and crafts goods, complemented by the surrounding shops and pubs. With high demand and a long waiting list for stalls, priority has always been given to designer-makers. Weekly antique and food markets, an arts collective, and regular community-based promotion have all contributed to its becoming a major visitor attraction and a focal point for local life.
|Project dates||1997 - 2010|
|Uses||Indoor market with cafés, pubs, and surrounding shops Area: 10,000sq.ft|
|Jobs created||250+ (market)|
|Highlights||Greenwich Lights Up, Halloween craft workshops, Greenwich Jazz Festival, Car Free Day|
|Partnerships||Greenwich Hospital, NB Real Estate, London Borough of Greenwich, Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site, The Prince's Trust, Cockpit Arts|