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Thats a pretty good fruit market, I have been in a few identical interiors over the years. The exterior as pretty bland but then again logistics architecture tends to be as functionality dominates.
It is right that we have aesthetic police in urban centres, but particular uses such as wholesale fruitmarkets cannot compete in a ‘bid rent’ situation. Base line offices 40 psf residential 25psf industrial 12 max psf.
The fyffes building between the corpo mkt and Chuch St is a perfect example of latent site value. However the city can support a covent garden type market that is a mix between veg for topend restaurants/public (snobs) and cafes.
The trick with large scale distribution centres is to site them close to the airtport and entrance to the port tunnel. Where they have a minimal effect on other land user groups. 🙂