Transformation of Historic Market

We were 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 was repaired, the original features on the front elevation along Butchers Row were restored and the Grade II* Listed Guildhall was enhanced. New glazed doors were installed to provide direct access to Butchers Row, allowing traders to spill out onto the pavement. The Pannier Market offices were improved and reconfigured internally to offer modern offices, meeting rooms, public toilets, and adaptable spaces that could be transformed to host a wide range of events. All these improvements enabled Pannier Market to diversify and deliver a varied and ambitious program of events and community gatherings, thanks to better infrastructure.

Improvements to Butchers Row included better street signage and lighting, along with the provision of more planters and street furniture, enhancing the pedestrian connection between the town center and the riverfront along Cross Street.

By working closely with a wide range of local stakeholders, from market traders to local councilors, the result delivered a scheme that fully considered 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.
- Value: £4.5mil

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Project Architect

Viki Kamenova

Design Team

Madeline Johnston

Partner in charge

Alistair Jackson

Pannier Market, Barnstaple

North Devon Council

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