Plans for new wholesale markets underway

Great to see the positive interest in our markets reported in the Evening Standard:

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/historic-smithfield-market-could-leave-london-after-800-years-a4086131.html

James Tumbridge, Chairman of the City of London Corporation’s Markets Committee, said: "The City's three world-leading wholesale food markets at Billingsgate, New Spitalfields and Smithfield have been serving our citizens for hundreds of years, and we are committed to their future for London.

“In order to secure their continued success and best possible future, following a strategic review, we are developing a programme for consolidating the City Corporation’s wholesale markets onto one site. The aim is to offer more modern facilities and space for our traders to grow and support the food economy of London beyond our current offering.

“As part of this programme we are consulting with the market tenants, traders and their customers, and other key stakeholders in London. We will have a public consultation in 2019 on our options to determine where our future markets will be located .

“Our number one priority is to maintain a top-quality market environment serving London.”