At the end of this month, Ryearch will be starting the multi-million pound development of the City Market (previously known as the Pannier Market) in the west end of Plymouth’s city centre.  Acknowledged as one of the most unique structures in the south west, the wave like roof profile anCity Marketd the building’s geometry has secured the building with grade II listed building status and a Civic Trust award.

The extensive refurbishment project will see the popular market being completely regenerated over a 12 month period with works including:

  • recovering the concrete “wavey” roof
  • installing solar panelling on the flat parts of the roof
  • installing two lifts
  • additional ventilation and fire suppression to the cafes and fishmongers
  • full internal redecoration
  • new floor to the main hall
  • replacing windows
  • remodelling the entrances
  • converting unused store to flexible business space
  • staff toilet refurbishment
  • new internal lighting
  • converting day stalls to permanent stalls
  • converting two washrooms to permanent stalls
  • refurbishing the market office

Mark Wildman, Ryearch’s managing director, said: “As a Plymouth company Ryearch is proud to be involved in the restoration of such an iconic Plymouth building and the regeneration of this city centre sector as part of the continuing vision for Plymouth.”

The City Market gets over a million visitors each year, making it one of the busiest and most successful markets in the country.  Ryearch will therefore be phasing the development to minimise disruption to the traders and the public, and delivering a lot of the work outside of the market’s normal opening times.