It will be some time. The Embassy has planning permission, but before work can start the current occupants have to move and the current road layout changed (the embassy site basically straddles what is currently Ponton Road).

The basic current plans for the market are that it will generally relocate to the western end of the site with the eastern end (like the current flower market) being the residential development that funds it all. There is also a concept whereby the far west (furthest away from the residential) hosts the traditional wholesale, as you move eastwards through the market it becomes more ‘retail’ in its style, so the interface between residential and market areas isn’t the bit that dealing with lorry deliveries at 3am and sending out hordes of white vans at 5am.