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HRH Duke of York attends Greenwich Market unveiling ceremony

On 20th April, HRH Duke of York, patron of the Royal Navy's oldest charity Greenwich Hospital, attended an unveilling ceremony to mark the completion of of an extensive restoration project at Greenwich Market   

Restoration of Greenwich Market

On 20 April, in spring sunshine, HRH Duke of York attended an unveilling ceremony to mark the completion of an extensive restoration project of Greenwich Market. In the ownership of the Royal Navy's oldest charity, Greenwich Hospital, since 1694 Greenwich Market is a key attribute of Outstanding Universal Value of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site. 

The series of refurbishments carried out over a number of years has resulted in a stunning local facility for stallholders, the community in Greenwich and for visitors. Greenwich Hospital is actively investing in Greenwich and the improved income stream from the refurbished market, retail and residential buildings, and public realm will help secure the Greenwich Hospital charitable fund for serving naval personnel. 


The Greewich Market Plaque created by The Cardozo Kindersley Workshop was unveilled by HRH The Duke of York.

Encompass by Michael Speller

To celebrate the restoration of Greenwich Market, Greenwich Hospital commissioned a new piece of public artwork entitled Encompass by local sculpter Michael Speller. The 230cm open bronzre global sphere is positioned in Pavillion Market and was inspired by the support given to beneficiaries by charity Greenwich Hospital



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