Buildings of Smithfield Market
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Decision due on Smithfield Market's future

A public inquiry ends this week into plans to redevelop a large section of Smithfield Market in Farringdon.

Some of the Victorian buildings have stood derelict for 30 years and a brand-new public piazza with restaurants and cafes is planned.

But campaigners say the inclusion of multistorey office blocks will destroy the market's heritage. A decision will be made in the Spring.

BBC London's Marc Ashdown spoke to Geoff Harris, of developers Henderson Global, and Clem Cecil, of Save Britain's Heritage.

  • 25 Feb 2014