Borough Market's New Sustainable Hot Food Area
Borough Market, where hungry crowds flock from far and wide to enjoy a delicious array of speciality foods, is one of London’s oldest and largest food markets, dating back to at least the 12th century.
Now, as the market celebrates 21 years since its transformation from a wholesale to a public market, they are setting out in an exciting new direction. Responding to London’s growing taste for street food, the market’s new offering - Borough Market Kitchen - is a covered, communal dining space, hosting 20 diverse food vendors, offering customers a place to sit down, relax and enjoy their food.
Sustainability is a fundamental part of Borough Market Kitchen’s ethos, making us a natural fit to look after their bespoke design and fabrication needs. We were delighted when they approached us, and asked us to design customisable food stall units for each of the traders. Responding to their brief and working closely with the traders, we designed units that catered to their needs, and have an aesthetic matching the existing industrial look of the market. Made entirely from steel, the most recycled material on the planet (86% of steel is recycled), the units are robust and durable, designed to stand the test of time. The units were assembled by our carpentry trainee Jason, alongside our metal fabrication partners at Big Ferro who we called on to help with the build.
Now open to the public, it was a delight to visit Borough Market Kitchen and see what the vendors have done with the stalls - a beautifully diverse range of colourful displays.
Further demonstrating their commitment to sustainability, the market is completely free of single-use plastic, and all food vendors will be using seasonal produce supplied by the market’s traders.
Fancy checking out what they have to offer? The Borough Market Kitchen can be found in Jubilee Place, just off Winchester Walk (SE1 9AG).
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