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Alex Ander – Florence to the Future

Alex Ander – Florence to the Future


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Enveloped in the organic ambience of this food market; I speak to Alex Ander, now 24, born in the Netherlands who arrived in London via Florence, about to end his shift. A proud Fiorentina fan; after calling it home for 22 years, he reminisces ‘Italy is always home’. Maybe, that’s what attracted him to the Mercato Metropolitano, its Italian artisanal heritage. I dig deeper, to discover there is a ...

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Students welcome jobs in Borough Market

Students welcome jobs in Borough Market


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Borough market recently went under £300 million worth of redevelopment. Vinopolis closed it’s doors at the end of last year and the sites new owners, Sherwood Thames Ventures/Meyer Bergman – engaged SPPARC Architecture to draw up plans. The major commercial mixed-use scheme was designed to bring retail, offices and a cinema, around a new network of pedestrian lanes between Stoney Stree...

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