Architects URS and Foster & Partners have been selected to design New Covent Garden Market.

Covent Garden Market Authority (CGMA) has appointed a URS-led team to draw up the design brief for the redevelopment of the market in Vauxhall, London.

The URS-led team is made up of nine firms and the full design brief will be drawn up for the summer.

The design brief will include performance specifications which will promote the most efficient use of the market space.

The market currently occupies a 57 acre site in Wandsworth at Nine Elms Lane in Vauxhall.

Baroness Brenda Dean, chairman of CGMA, said: ‘We expect that the brief that will be drawn up is likely to look at some of the NCGM site opportunities and constraints and focus on the needs, now and in the future, of tenant businesses which will allow us to deliver a modern and efficient market for the future.’

CGMA is also drawing up a ‘sustainable business plan’ for the future of the market.

It plans to search for a development partner later in the year.