Posts in the SAVE Smithfield category

Press: BD:  Bid to list Smithfield Market lodged

11th February 2014

By Elizabeth Hopkirk. Move comes as inquiry into John McAslan plan opens Conservationists trying to stop the redevelopment of Smithfield Market have put in an audacious application to have the buildings listed. The request by the Victorian Society and Save Britain’s Heritage was made less than 24 hours before today’s public inquiry was due to open. Read article

News: Smithfield Public Enquiry Starts today

11th February 2014

The Public Inquiry will last until February 28th 2014. Please see here for detailed schedule - Public support welcomed. More

Press: The Guardian:  Smithfield market inquiry to open after protests against £160m redevelopment

7th February 2014

By Oliver Wainwright. February 7th 2014. Save Britain's Heritage calls McAslan plan for office and shops 'worst mutilation of a major Victorian building in 30 years' Read article

Press: BD Online: USM and SAVE submit planning application for rival Smithfield scheme

18th December 2013

Urban Space Management alongside The Victorian Society and Save Britain’s Heritage have submitted a full planning application for Smithfield Market in an unprecedented bid to pre-empt a planning inquiry. Read article

News: Witness some great Street Theatre and help support the fight to SAVE Smithfield Market tonight!

11th December 2013

Hear the Markets story whilst helping to support the bid to preserve a piece of London's heritage - 5pm to 7pm More


4th September 2013

Secretary of State Eric Pickles has decided to call in the application from Hendersons Global Investors, granted planning permission by the City of London corporation on 16th July. More

News: USM make City offer on Smithfield General Market

6th June 2013

As London’s leading market entrepreneurs, Urban Space Management, have today submitted an offer to the City Corporation to enter into a 90-year lease on Smithfield General Market, on the basis of a viable business model that will bring the buildings back into use with no demolition. More

News: SAVE Smithfield Market

22nd February 2013

In 2007 / 2008, Urban Space Management Founder Eric Reynolds acted as a Key Expert Witness in the enquiry to save Smithfield Meat Market from Demolition. 5 Years on and the buildings are under threat again - please help us to Save Britains Heritage. Hanging in the balance is one of the grandest processions of market buildings in Europe. Directly under threat are the Smithfield General Market buildings, which comprise of three blocks . They are key buildings in the Smithfield Conservation Area and should be listed. They form part of an enclave of historic buildings unlike any other in the City, retaining a powerful historic and architectural sense of place. More