Greenwich Hospital, the owners of Greenwich Market, have submitted a planning application to Greenwich Council which would see the market temporarily moved to the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College whilst redevelopment of the famous market takes place.
It is envisaged that the relocation would be in operation for the duration of the controversial works between January 2010 and December 2011. The market would be in Monument Gardens, an area of ground in front of the Pepys building and next to the Cutty Sark.
Commenting today Martin Sands, Director of Greenwich Hospital said:
I am delighted that after extensive stakeholder and community consultation Greenwich Hospital has been able to submit plans to Greenwich Council for the temporary market within the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College.
Subject to gaining planning consent from Greenwich Council, and scheduled ancient monument consent from the Department of Culture, Media and Sport; Greenwich Hospital intends to commence development work on the market regeneration in January 2010 and finish late 2011, with the hotel and market opening in early 2012. During the two year construction period the market will operate on Monument Gardens, an area of ground in front of the Pepys building and next to the Cutty Sark.
Greenwich Hospital very much appreciates the help that the Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval College has given to enable us to find a good solution for the temporary market
Greenwich MP, Nick Raynsford added:
“Finding a home for Greenwich Market during any construction period has been a fundamental part of bringing forward plans for the market regeneration. I am delighted that Greenwich Hospital has been able to agree with the Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval College a site within the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College for a temporary market whilst the regeneration takes place. ”