modernism-in-metroland: Smithfield Poultry Ma…


Smithfield Poultry Market (1963) by T.P. Bennett & Sons with Povl Ahm of Arup.

Market building built to replace a previous Victorian era structure at Smithfield Market. The building was designed by the firm of T.P. Bennett & Sons, with engineering from 

Povl Ahm of Ove Arup & Partners. 

The roof is a single elliptical paraboloid shell of reinforced concrete. The thickness at the centre is only 3 inches, and twice that at the edge. It was the largest of it’s kind at the time of completion. 

Images from the Arup Journal

A Guide to Modernism in Metro-Land