Pannier Market, Tiverton
Region: South West
Funding Body: A HLF grant supported this work
Summary: This scheme was for the refurbishment and addition to an existing pannier market to improve and increase operational space and better meet the aspirations of the local community.
English Heritage worked with the local authority and developer to provide advice on the application to ensure that the development was undertaken to optimise use of the site with minimum damage to the historic environment.
The market underwent a £3.5 million refurbishment, combining modern aspects with traditional features. Glass doors are used around the edge of the structure to retain the feel of the original open market, whilst providing more sheltered trading accommodation for contemporary trading.
Keywords: DESIGN IN CONTEXT; REGENERATION; RE-USE