Smithfield Initial Concepts

Closed 4 Sep 2020

Opened 31 Jul 2020


Photo of exterior of Smithfield Market taken from junction of Lindsay Street and Long Lane

The City of London Corporation owns and manages London’s three principal wholesale food markets. Our aim is to co-locate all three markets to a new site in Dagenham Dock to create a significant new food wholesale location for London.

Our wholesale food markets are:

Visual showing fish on sale at Billingsgate, meat hanging from a stall at Smithfield, and boxes of tomatoes for sale at New Spitalfields Market

Should the markets relocate to Dagenham Dock, the existing Smithfield Market east and west buildings in central London will be given a new life in the heart of Culture Mile.  

In January 2020, Studio Egret West architects were appointed by the City of London Corporation to lead on initial concept designs for possible new cultural and commercial spaces in the Smithfield East and West buildings and Rotunda. 

The initial concepts can be viewed on the dedicated website for the Markets Programme 


Why your views matter

The public engagement on the intial concepts for the Smithfield buildings is now closed. 

If you have any questions or comments you can email the team at 


  • Wholesale Markets