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Portobello Market could be getting a £10m makeover

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Kyra Hanson
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Known for its mish-mash of antique, collectible and vintage wares, one of London's biggest markets could soon be getting a makeover. Today, Westway Trust announced new proposals for Portobello Market which would reverse a decision to remove the market’s 20-year-old canopy, after there was significant local opposition to the 'Westfield-style' plans announced last year. 

From today until the weekend, the public are invited to see the plans which include revised drawings for a new arcade, shopfronts, studio space, 13 affordable homes and a new arts and cultural centre where the Westway meets Portobello Road. Westway Trust said: 'In developing new proposals, we've considered what needs to change and carefully listened to your feedback. The new proposals improve the functionality of space for cultural and community activities; ensure spaces are designed with flexibility in mind to accommodate many uses.' 

See what the new market could look like:

Westway Trust

Westway Trust

The public consultation runs from Tue Nov 15 - Fri 18, 8am-8pm and Sun Nov 20, 11am-3pm. 

The architect of the designs will be on-site to answer your questions at the following times:

Tue Nov 15, 5pm-8pm
Wed Nov 16, 8am-11am
Fri Nov 18, 3.30pm-5.30pm

Westway Trust offices, 1 Thorpe Close W10 5XL.

Stephanie Sadler/ Flickr

In other news, there's a petition to ban shops from opening on Boxing Day

And Julian Assange’s cat has been spotted wearing a collar and tie at the Ecuadorian embassy in London

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