Transformation of Historic Market

We have been appointed to provide a regeneration plan for Barnstaple Town Centre including the refurbishment of Pannier Market alongside the pedestrianisation of Butchers Row and historic Cross Street.

The historic fabric of Grade II Listed Pannier Market including the roof will be repaired, the original features on the front elevation along Butchers Row will be restored and the Grade II* Listed Guildhall will be refurbished. New glazed doors will be installed to give direct access to Butchers Row and allow traders to spill out onto the pavement. Pannier Market offices will be improved and reconfigured internally to provide modern offices, meeting rooms, public toilets and adaptable spaces that can be transformed to host a wide range of events. All these improvements will enable Pannier Market to diversify and deliver a varied and ambitious programme of events and community gatherings thanks to better infrastructure.

Butchers Row improvements will include better street signage and lighting together with the provision of more planters and street furniture thereby enhancing the pedestrian connection between the town centre and the riverfront along Cross Street.

By working closely with a wide range of local stakeholders, ranging from market traders through to local councilors, we aim to deliver a scheme that fully considers the needs of the town and its end users.

  • Repair and conservation of the historic fabric of the building.
  • Restoration of original features on the front elevation .
  • Glazing of arched entrances onto Butchers Row.
  • Refurbishment of Guildhall.
  • Reconfiguration of offices and improvement of internal spaces including new toilet facilities.

Project Architect

Viki Kamenova

Design Team

Madeline Johnston

Partner in charge

Alistair Jackson

Pannier Market, Barnstaple

North Devon Council