new covent garden

A Space for Flowers: The New Covent Garden Flower Market

 

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Our Hut is currently working on a project funded by Heritage Lottery Fund A Space for Flowers: The New Covent Garden Flower Market in Nine Elms, South London. The project aims to record the existing building before demolition and to raise local awareness of it as a transitional point in both the history of the market and the history of modern architecture.

Working in partnership with the Covent Garden Market Authority Our Hut is currently carrying out the project in local schools, with community groups and volunteers. The historical record will be brought up to date through investigating the Flower Market in terms of architectural style; visually recording the building and its workings; and collecting oral histories from a variety of people connected with the market including construction professionals, traders some of whom worked at the original Covent Garden Market, suppliers, customers ranging from celebrity florists to individual consumers and local residents. Our Hut would love to hear from anyone who has any stories connected with Covent Garden Flower Market so if you are interested please email Our Hut on ourhut@hotmail.com. Click Photography Workshops will be working with school groups to record the building and the people working there.

Through the project, participants will learn about construction processes and possible career opportunities in the construction industry and also in the flower and vegetable markets. An exhibition will be held at the end and material from the project will be archived at the London Metropolitan Archives.

All photographs of New Covent Garden Market by Click Photography