Sunday 14 September 2008 10.57pm
Network Rail does indeed want to purchase the Hop Exchange
[where it is an office tenant] for the purposes of building the new Thameslink viaduct through the market area.
A public inquiry into the proposal opens on Tuesday at Southwark Cathedral
It should be stressed that Network Rail certainly aren't proposing wholesale demolition of the building - the dispute is about alterations to the back of the building and future access for servicing etc.
The Peer Group - current owners of the building - have their own proposals to revamp the Hop Exchange
worked up by Greig + Stephenson, the architects who incorporated the Floral Hall portico into Borough Market
, amongst other things.