Greenwich MarketGreenwich Market


Client: Greenwich Hospital
Location: Greenwich, London
Category: Public Realm
Completed: 2016

Our gentle enhancements to Greenwich Market have secured its future for generations to come and reinstates the market as a vibrant town centre that supports its tenants and creates a sustainable community. Our revitalisation of this historic market at the centre of a World Heritage Site includes the restoration of much-loved heritage features, alongside the creation of a new public space, new retail units, new market roof, and contemporary pavilion.

Surrounded by listed buildings, Greenwich Market sits in the West Greenwich conservation area and Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site. We retained and re-clad the popular existing roof structure to maximise daylight, we restored listed retail shopfronts and the original 19th century cobblestones to improve accessibility. A series of contemporary additions complement and interact with the historic space.

The popular market has a diverse mix of traders, and a long waiting list of new traders. The success of the market led our client to seek more space for traders and new public realm. Our site-based research identified several under-utilised spaces the market could sensitively expand into, including Fry’s Court. Previously an unkempt yard it is now a valuable new green public space.

"Fry’s Court now supports a biodiverse ecosystem including soft landscaping with new trees, and 17 species of planting. We installed three biodiverse meadow roofs to reduce water run-off and provide a rich wildlife habitat"

Jon Eaglesham, Managing Director, Barr Gazetas

The successful urban regeneration of Greenwich town centre is a credit to the inclusive ethos of our client, Greenwich Hospital, and the engagement of the local community throughout the project. Since its completion the market has hosted multiple events in the new spaces, generating very positive feedback from visitors and traders alike.


Jon Eaglesham


The reuse of the market’s historic elements preserves carbon embodied energy for the future. All materials have been chosen with reference to the BRE Guide to Building Materials and follow best sustainability practice.


Greenwich market was originally assigned to the Commissioners of Greenwich Hospital on the 19th December 1700 for 1,000 years. In the 1800’s it was moved from the riverfront to its current position and the first cobblestones laid.

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