Market warehouses, Crispin and Steward Streets, Spitalfields, London

RIBApix ref no RIBA5303
Architect/DesignerPerks, Sydney (d. 1944)
Artist/PhotographerSmith, Edwin (1912-1971)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1928
Image Date1957
Library ReferenceESP/LON/91 (ES818.1)
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Erected in 1926-1928 under the supervision of Sydney Perks, then Surveyor to the City of London, these buildings were extensions to the west of the original 19th century wholesale, fruit and flower market between Crispin and Steward Streets. The market was relocated to a new site in Leyton in 1991. These buildings were controversially demolished to make way for Bishop's Square, the mixed-use development which includes the headquarters of Allen & Overy designed by Foster & Partners and built in 2003-2005.

Subject tags

Food & drink, street scenes, markets, vehicles