Twenty-four new fruit and veg units have been constructed in market’s second of six phases of redevelopment

The NCGM redevelopment

The NCGM redevelopment

The second phase of New Covent Garden Market’s ongoing redevelopment has been completed, and 24 market traders are beginning to fit out their new units before opening in October.

Across the site, the new units delivered so far cover just under 218,000 sq ft, but this latest phase is only the second of six, with plenty of work left to complete. Work on the third phase is scheduled to begin in October.

The works, which are being carried out by VINCI St. Modwen (VSM), are part of the wider redevelopment of the New Covent Garden Market site.

The mixed-use project has already seen the delivery of a new Interim Flower Market in 2017 and the Food Exchange, which houses the Market Authority and provides workspace for growing food businesses, including the Mission Kitchen initiative, as part of a new ‘Food Quarter’ for London.

A new entrance plaza and security facility now welcomes customers and visitors to the market with a refurbished multi-story car park and a new recycling and waste facility, which features 5-a-side football pitches for community use on the upper level and on the roof

David Frankish, executive chair of Covent Garden Market Authority, said: “This is another important milestone for the market. With each completed phase, the market community is seeing real progress and while there is still a way to go until the programme completes in January 2027, the fact that we are visibly on schedule is giving everyone here a boost of confidence.

“We continue to work extremely hard with VSM to create facilities that will ensure NCGM remains a link in the food, drink and flower supply chain for London and the South East for many years to come.”