Newham Council planning officers have recommended planning consent be granted for St Modwen’s proposed £100m redevelopment of London’s Queen’s Market.
St Modwen is planning to redevelop the market near Upton Park tube station into 91,000 sq ft of market stalls and shops and 350 homes.
The retail will be divided into 23,000 sq ft of market stalls and 68,000 sq ft of shops.
It will also include a 20,000 sq ft civic ‘front office’ facility facing onto Green Street.
The scheme, which goes before the council next Wednesday, has faced opposition from local group ‘The Friend’s of Queen’s Market’ who fear that St Modwen will hike rents once the scheme has been developed.
Newham Council owns the freehold of the land and St Modwen will take a long lease on when the development is completed.