Modernisation of interior of historical building
Initially an enabling works package was devised and implemented, dealing with the fabric of the building; the project included transforming a redundant high level balcony into an Enterprise Hub for start-up businesses.
Refurbishment of original fittings
The building, built in 1860, was in need of structural repairs alongside its modernisation and at the council’s request, Quarterbridge organised works to be undertaken in three overlapping stages, ensuring trading could continue whilst during the development.
Locally sourced products
Owing to the historical nature of the building, Quarterbridge worked closely with English Heritage and Building Control Officers to ensuring the impressive original features of the building were upheld throughout the refurbishment.
New stall layout, catering units and demonstration area installed
The £2.2million redevelopment of the market included remodelling of the sales floor and relocation of existing features, maximising the space available and bringing uniformity to the once unorganised space. In fitting with the historical nature of the market, Quarterbridge carefully selected colour schemes accordingly for the newly designed stalls.
Introduction of a new ‘business hub’ for ‘start-ups’
Since the redevelopment was completed in 2010, Accrington Market has received several awards, including the NABMA ‘Best Indoor Market’ 2010, and the North West RTPI prize for ‘Development in Action’ 2011.