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Queen’s Food Hall

Queen’s Food Hall


Melbourne, VIC


City of Melbourne


City of Melbourne



Contract Type

Construct Only


Project value


Months (staged) build




  • Restrictive Site Access
  • Live Operating Environment
  • Staged Project Delivery
  • Existing Structure Works
  • Heritage-listed Building Considerations
  • Extensive Demolition Works
  • Highly Bespoke Design

Completed as part of the QVM Precinct Renewal Program, the new Queen’s Food Hall replaces the market’s 1980s food court – providing operators with modern services and amenities to innovate and grow.

The new Food Hall features an improved dining area with more than 60 additional seats, a flexible layout for vendors, new flooring, and a permanent steel roof structure. Integral to the project was the preservation and harmonious integration of the surrounding heritage structures, coupled with upgrades to core building infrastructure to align with compliance standards.

Drawing inspiration from the adjacent fresh food markets, the interior of the building showcases original heritage brickwork, while an exposed structural steel roof introduces an industrial aesthetic. The hall is further embellished with decorative curved steel elements, and a suspended concrete culvert planter, creating distinctive focal points that pay homage to the unique ambience of the market.

The Queen’s Food Hall now stands as a vibrant and inviting space, seamlessly connecting with the rest of the precinct. A pivotal component of the renewed Queen Victoria Market, it is poised to celebrate Melbourne’s multiculturalism, draw in more visitors, and significantly boost business for the market’s traders.

“We’ve made the largest investment in the council’s history to ensure we preserve the heritage of this site while also adding modern attractions that will drive visitation. Our spectacular new food hall brings together the market’s fresh produce and some of the city’s most exciting eateries – promoting the precinct’s reputation as a world-class dining destination.”

Sally CappLord Mayor of Melbourne


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