As Smithfield is located in the Square Mile, the City of London Corporation has a key role in the future uses of this site.
Smithfield Meat Market
The City Corporation is working on concept designs with Studio Egret West to re-imagine the Meat Market, which would become vacant if the current tenants move to the co-located market in Barking and Dagenham. Creating a sustainable and accessible place of creativity and opportunity for all Londoners is the focus of these plans.
Hawkins\Brown are developing proposals for exceptional new public spaces across the whole Smithfield area, running from Farringdon Street to Aldersgate. There will be a separate engagement process for this work in due course. More on the public realm can be found here.
These schemes are working in synergy to create a unified vision for the transformation of the Smithfield area.
The London Museum at West Smithfield
The Museum of London, soon to be rebranded the London Museum, plans to relocate to West Smithfield in the largely derelict General Market and elements of the Poultry Market. The City Corporation is the major funder of this project.
Led by award-winning design team Stanton Williams and Asif Khan with Julian Harrap, the designs will blend the historic fabric of the buildings and world-class contemporary design, catapulting the London Museum into one of the capitals top 10 visitor attractions. You can learn more about the plans for the London Museum here.