St Modwen has got the green light for the redevelopment of Queens Market in East London from Newham Council after five years of consultation.

The scheme includes a new Market Hall, including 164 market stalls, as well as more than 60,000 sq ft of new shop units. It also includes 350 new homes, a library and a 20,000 sq ft office.

St Modwen worked with the National Market Traders’ Federation and the Queens Market Traders’ Association on the plans.

Nick Kay, Development Director at St. Modwen, said: ‘Queens Market is already one of London’s best loved markets and our plans to provide a stunning new Market Hall that is bigger and better than the current market will ensure that Queens Market and its traders remain here long in to the future. The consent ensures that existing traders have the opportunity to continue in the new Market, and St. Modwen looks forward to continuing to support traders, the Market and Green Street to make it even more of a visitor destination in the future.’