Smithfield Market is the largest and oldest wholesale meat market in the UK. The market is housed within three separate Grade II listed buildings, constructed in 1860 on the site of an earlier open-air wholesale market. The buildings are extensively framed in wrought and cast iron. East and West Smithfield were built over underground railway sidings which enabled livestock to be brought directly into the markets.
Smithfield Poultry Market was constructed during 1961 to 1963, to replace the Victorian building previously destroyed by a fire in 1958. The post-tensioned concrete shell roof is claimed to be the largest clear span dome roof in Europe. As instructed by Savills, on behalf of the Smithfield Market Tenants Association, ByrneLooby London undertook a detailed inspection of East and West Smithfield and Smithfield Poultry Market. This was required in order to assess the ongoing maintenance and repair liabilities for the buildings.