Architect director Paul Mulligan took part in a London Festival of Architecture event to relive memories of New Covent Garden Market and see how new memories are being created in the market that has been feeding and flowering London for centuries.
The event included the screening of a film Memories of the Market which featured archive footage and captured the unique stories of the people, the place and the community it has created. This was followed by a panel discussion including Paul along with filmmaker Chocolate Films, developer St Modwen and renowned photographer Clive Bournsell who has chronicled the market’s evolution for over four decades.
BDP designed the proposals for 47,000 sqm of modern wholesale market facilities, consolidated onto one site for the 200 tenant businesses, which employ over 2,500 people. BDP also designed an interim flower market as a temporary home for the traders which opened earlier this year.
The event was sponsored by VINCI St Modwen in partnership with the Covent Garden Market Authority.