The Floral Hall, Borough Market, London
The Floral Hall was re-designed in 1858 by Edward Middleton Barry, following devastation by fire in 1856. Barry was commissioned by Frederick Gye, the then manager of the Italian Opera in Covent Garden. Gye's vision was ambitious, prompting the incorporation of a new market hall for exotic plants and flowers.
We were approached to look at the feasibility of installing a raised floor in the newly restored Floral Hall which was to house a new and vibrant restaurant serving food with a traditional “British Roast” theme.
This Project was challenging in that the void beneath the raised floor ranged from 380mm to 1100mm in depth and needed to carry the weight of the restaurant equipment and numerous customers and staff.