New market pavilion to be built on Queen Street

A new market pavilion will be established on Queen Street in the second half of next year to make sure traders can continue to run their businesses during the renewal program.

In keeping with the Queen Victoria Market Precinct Renewal (QVMPR) Implementation Framework, the new market site will likely stretch from the sheds down to the customer car park, providing a central location for temporarily relocated traders.

A sample of market traders has already been involved in selecting an initial design concept for the pavilion, after four architectural firms were asked to present proposals for the site, with Breathe Architecture’s concept design selected.

We’ll continue to work with traders and the City of Melbourne on the internal design, operational functionality and fit-out of the new market pavilion to support the running of their businesses and ensure we attract even more customers to the market during renewal.

About the New Market Pavilion

The new market pavilion is proposed to:

  • be largely open air and in keeping with the heritage of the market
  • improve trader and customer amenity through improved weather protection
  • give traders better access to facilities such as refrigeration, water, power and storage
  • help ensure deliveries are safely and efficiently managed
  • be separated from renewal works with minimal disruption from construction vehicles
  • help us work with traders and customers to develop and trial new trading, storage and visual merchandising options
  • be accessible for people of all abilities
  • be well promoted to ensure customers, regular and new, know where to you find their favourite trader.

Trader Relocation

Traders in sheds A, B, C and D will be relocated by September 2017 to enable the restoration of the market’s heritage sheds and construction of below-ground facilities. Fruit and vegetable traders in sheds A and B will move into the new market pavilion, with general merchandise traders in sheds C and D to be relocated within the existing upper market sheds.


Download the fact sheet on the new market pavillion (316 kB)