The vision for the
Hereford Buttermarket is to be used intensively, becoming a cultural hub
supported by a program of events as well as its ongoing use as a retail market.
become a link between High Town and Edgar Street Grid regeneration development area with a possibility of
combining culture and daily consumption.
art gallery is to become not just a retail space. It will be a main public
route of the new cultural and renovated retail facility connecting High Town and the Edgar Street Grid regeneration development area attracting local residents and tourists.
Historical photographs have showed that the main market hall, the entrance
from High Town and roof over café’s part once had rooflights. Therefore the
concept or roof restoration includes several components:
The existing roof structure must be exposed
and preserved – it will be a main attraction for tourists;
The roof itself must be carefully
structurally strengthened, re-slated, re-glazed;
New opening in rooflights allows fresh/ used
air to discharge during the summer;
Enlarged rooflights will enable daylight once
again to flood into the market hall after years of dingy gloom beneath safety
nets and accumulated grime;
It is important and also an opportunity to
highlight the roof structure, therefore a new color scheme must be considered
Photovoltaic panels on the roof.
The design provides a
long-term sustainable future and provides simple solutions for building
maintenance and support.