Redeveloped 179-year-old market in south-east London will include retail units, hotel and new covered market

A scheme by Hopkins Architects to revamp the 179-year-old Greenwich market has been submitted for planning.

The full application will see a 100,000ft² scheme built in the south-east London district incorporating 17,000ft² of retail units, a 100-bedroom hotel and a new covered market square.

The market itself, which has traded in the square since 1830, will be temporarily moved to a nearby location while the work happens.

The scheme is being proposed by naval charity Greenwich Hospital, and Drivers Jonas has been acting as planning consultant.

Caroline McDade, planning partner at Drivers Jonas, said: “The applications represent the culmination of a lot of consultation and design development over the last few years. It is an exciting project which will consolidate Greenwich town centre’s unique offer, whilst improving the fabric of a sensitive part of the Maritime World Heritage Site.”

Construction is anticipated to begin early next year, with completion due in late 2011.