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Finishing touches applied to refurbished Borough Market hall

This week workmen have been applying the finishing touches to the rebuilt canopy at Three Crown Square as Borough Market traders prepare to move back in to the space they vacated in 2009 for the construction of a new rail viaduct.

Finishing touches applied to refurbished Borough Market hall
Photo: Paul Brock
Finishing touches applied to refurbished Borough Market hall
Photo: Paul Brock
Three Crown Square
Three Crown Square at Borough Market pictured in 2009 as traders moved out

Traders will be back in Three Crown Square from mid-February after three and a half years of building work for the new Thameslink rail viaduct.

The metalwork of the market hall structure was been painstakingly restored before being reassembled in a new configuration alongside the new rail bridge.

As the market prepares for a reshuffle of traders' regular pitches, a new mobile website will help shoppers find their favourite stalls.

Smartphone users visiting www.boroughmarket.org.uk will be taken directly to the new site which features an interactive map allowing users to find individual traders or produce types.

"Thanks to the magic of the 21st century, the historic layout of Borough Market is now available at your fingertips," said Keith Davis, the market's managing director.

"As part of the market's recent website upgrade, our handy market map has been optimised for use on your smartphones.

"With over 30 per cent of visitors to our website visiting us via their mobiles on trading days, launching the new site was the next natural step in helping reach shoppers old and new now it's even easier to search for your favourite traders or types of food just watch out where you're walking on your shopping trip!"

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