Custom concrete worktops
Old Spitalfields Market – London
We created these custom concrete worktops as part of the revamp of the food stalls at Old Spitalfields Market, Spitalfield, London. The revamp, completed in 2017, was designed by architects Fosters and Partners, working with WFC Contractors. The aim of the project was to enhance the quality and reinforce the unique identity of one of London’s most vibrant and long-standing covered markets.
The worktops were made using our specialist concrete mix in a custom zinc grey to compliment the architecture. They were fit in ten catering units within a central steel-framed hub. These units are fully-fitted kitchens named ‘The Kitchens’. They help to showcase modern and exceptional street food cooking from some of London’s most highly rated eateries – the ultimate foodie destination.
East London is a hub of interesting, artistic and creative people. Old Spitalfields Market brings together the small local businesses and local creatives with a few well-known brands under one Victorian Market roof.
There has been a market on this site for over 350 years – King Charles I gave a license for fowl and roots to be sold here when it was a rural area back in 1638. It has since blossomed, first as a wholesale market, which split off in the late 20th century as the city and the market’s reputation grew. It has now evolved into one of London’s most lively and vibrant areas.