New trader shed takes shape at Queen Vic Market

New trader shed takes shape at Queen Vic Market
Brendan Rees

Work is under way to construct a new trader shed at the Queen Victoria Market, which will replace the current meat and seafood delivery dock built in the 1980s.

The project will see a new three-storey above-ground facility with a four-storey basement with loading docks, climate-controlled trader storage, improved waste and recycling facilities, dedicated trader toilets, as well as showers and lunchrooms.

It will also have break rooms, back-of-house services, new customer toilets, a family room, and an accessible toilet.

The site was cleared at the start of the year in preparation for works.

Piling works have taken place between February and April with about 50 piles being dug into the ground using a specialised drill rig.

The next stage of construction involves excavating the basement to a depth of 20 metres. 

The new trader shed is expected to be completed by the end of 2025.

“Melbourne relies on our proud market traders to serve customers from all corners of the globe – that’s why we’re building the facilities they need,” Lord Mayor Sally Capp said after visiting the site on April 19.

The City of Melbourne said works were being carefully managed to allow day-to-day operations of the market to continue with minimal impact. •

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