Chrisp Street Market

RPS was commissioned to provide detailed drawings of the site at Chrisp Street Market, including the surrounding roads to enable detailed street scenes for proposed redevelopment of the area. Designed by Frederick Gibberd, the original market was constructed as part of the Festival of Britain Exhibition of architecture in 1951 and is hailed as one of the first purpose-built pedestrian shopping spaces in the UK. The new development will comprise of 650 new homes, 18,500m2 of retail space, a cinema and new food store.

Key details

Project name
Chrisp Street Market

Telford Homes London / United House

Poplar, London

Services provided

  • 3D Laser scan to produce Revit building model
  • Elevations
  • Street scenes
  • Floor plans and full topographical survey


The area’s main use is as a street market, with numerous shops and stalls erected on a daily basis, providing a challenging area to map due to the heavy foot fall and general busy nature of the site. The clients required some buildings to be retained and some demolished, so a good understanding of the masterplan was crucial to gain all the information required.

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A combination of traditional surveying methods including one person robotic total stations and GPS equipment formed the base of the topographical site work. Then 3D laser scanning was implemented to gather the vast data set of over 300 individual scans. Once combined together they formed a complete point cloud model that was used to draw up the elevations, sections, and the Revit model itself.

Project statistics

individual scans
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