Developers call time on Queens

  • by Staff Writer
  • Monday, 26th May 2008

A planning application to bulldoze Green Street's famous Queens pub has been submitted by developers St.Modwen.

St.Modwen - who describe themselves on their website as 'a prestigious city-oriented UK based company which specialises in the regeneration of brownfield and urban environments' - plan to pull down the famous pub and nearby market, a regular haunt of Hammers fans on matchday.

In its place will go a new market hall plus 350 luxury apartments - although there are no plans to replace the pub, which recently underwent a revamp courtesy of brewers Scottish & Newcastle.

An artists impression of the new Queens Market development

St.Modwens are no strangers to controversy having been previously involved with the Brighton West Pier fiasco in which their Heritage Lottery funding was suddenly withdrawn.

The Heritage Lottery Fund withdrew their offer to cover the costs after it was revealed that St.Modwen's claim for £19 million was some £6 million higher than alternative plans.

Visit Friends of Queens Market for more details on the campaign to save the existing market.

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