Value – £3.2m

The challenge

Ensuring all works were sympathetic to the buildings Grade II listed status and decanting all stall holders to temporary stalls and ensuring they had the facilities necessary to continue trading throughout the refurbishment. All whilst working in a live environment accessed by the public

Development

The proposed design was conceived with the intention of improving the flow of traffic through the halls and to maximise the visual and physical links to North Church Side and Trinity Square. The main hall continues to offer food based retail. A food Court was created and new bi-fold doors allowed access to the street and Trinity Square and a mezzanine was hoped to provide a setting for live music.

Delivery

Delivered in two phases over a 56 week period saw the initial stall decant followed by soft strip and demolition, M&E and joinery to construct new stalls, installation of mezzanine floor and staircase, replacement of lanterns and the installation glazed screens and bi fold doors. Decoration and public Realm works were completed before the stall holders were move back into the Market.

Results

• The Market now provides a hub for artisan food providers and market stall holders and has increased footfall to the Market and other retailers in the area.

• The project was completed on schedule and to the agreed project cost.

• Shortlisted for the Great British High Street of the year 2018