We are pleased to share that our scheme for Doncaster Corn Exchange has received Listed Building Consent!
The proposals focus on the removal of the central infill mezzanine; a modern intervention added following the 1994 Corn Exchange Fire. With the mezzanine removed, the central space will be opened up to reveal heritage features, providing a flexible and adaptable open space to host pop up markets and a diverse range of events. A new feature staircase will be introduced to re-connect the ground floor to the International Food Market, and first floor galleries, with associated lift access to improve the accessibility and inclusion of the space.
Existing roller shuttered shopfronts will be replaced with a contemporary interpretation of traditional timber bay shopfronts with an openable sliding sash frontage, in keeping with traditional ‘trade-over’ market stalls. The curved glazed frontages positively animate the space, ensuring the perimeter units are active and dynamic even when they are closed.
The scheme sits as part of a broader masterplan for the re-invigoration of Doncaster Market, a Grade II* listed heritage asset. To find out more about our work at Doncaster Market, head over to the project page!