Fosters snubbed over Spitalfields Market expansion

Foster & Partners Lamb Street proposals

Councillors reject proposals to add new building

Foster + Partners’ plans to tweak the practice’s controversial redevelopment of Spitalfields Market with facelifted shopping areas and a new-build element to the north of the scheme have been rejected by Tower Hamlets councillors.

In the early 2000s the practice won planning to redevelop the grade II-listed City-fringe wholesale market, originally designed by George Sherrin, with a scheme that retained half of the original structure and replaced the remainder with a 72,000sq m office building with ground-floor retail and new public spaces that link to the retained market area.

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