A new management team has been put in charge of running historic Greenwich Market.
Control of the market has been brought in-house by Greenwich Hospital, the naval charity that owns the site and surrounding shops. The market had previously been run by Urban Space Management, who took over the running of it in 1997.
Martin Sands, Director of Greenwich Hospital commented: “We are looking forward to working with all market stall holders to make Greenwich Market an even better place to visit. We are excited about the opportunities that this change in management will bring, and anticipate the stalls and surrounding shops working even more closely together to create a vibrant and genuinely unique retail destination.”
Opening hours will remain unchanged, although the new management team are looking at ideas for using the market space on Mondays and Tuesdays, when market traders aren't currently operating, to "complement the permanent shops".
In August last year, Greenwich Hospital's regeneration proposals were unanimously rejected by the Council's planning board, although local MP, Nick Raynsford, told Greenwich.co.uk in December that he believed that the development would go ahead, and that Greenwich Hospital had "a very good chance of success" if they chose to appeal.