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Market Quarter, Barnstaple

  • Client:

    North Devon Council 

  • Architect:

    Oxford Architects

  • Value:

    £11m

  • Our Role:

    M&E, Building Physics, BREEAM and Sustainability 


The Market Quarter project forms part of wider plans to regenerate Barnstaple Town Centre with funding provided by the Future High Streets Fund, a national fund to renew and reshape town centres and high streets, and North Devon District Council.

Comprising four mutually dependent and reinforcing projects, the transformation will provide Barnstaple with quality retail, leisure and open spaces, boosting footfall to the high Street and providing an enhanced experience for all users.

The four projects which make up the Market Quarter include the Grade II-listed Pannier Market and Guildhall which form part of the market square and which will be refurbished to create new fixed units, enabling a high quality retail offer as well as improved infrastructure to support a more diverse and ambitious programme of markets, events, live performance and community gatherings.

Boutport Street, which will be restored and renovated into an exciting mixed-use development of workspace and town centre living. 

Butchers’ Row and Cross Street, which will be permanently pedestrianisation allowing traders to spill onto the street and connecting the historic core to the river front. 

Queen Street, the main vehicular access routes into the Queen Street car park will be improved and redesigned, creating a clear pedestrian pathway to the town