Greig and Stephenson submit planning application to regenerate area around famous London food market

Greig and Stephenson have submitted a planning application for a regeneration scheme at Borough Market in south-east London.

The locally based architects propose opening up a footpath beneath the surrounding railway arches and revamping the Hop Exchange, a Heritage-listed building on the fringes of the market.

A galleried trading hall in the building’s atrium would have a glass roof installed and retail, restaurants and bars built into its surroundings. The proposals would also see the top three storeys of the Hop Exchange, originally destroyed by fire in the thirties, restored on the side facing Southwark Street, to the south.

Ken Greig, a director at the practice, said: “There are many lost and inaccessible corners tucked away in this area, largely impermeable, overlooked or hidden away behind old buildings. We’ve identified these spaces and worked with various owners and landlords to put forward the case for development and enhancement”.

Greig and Stephenson’s £15m office and residential development at Park Street, on the other side of the market, is nearing completion.