Development

Discussions started in 2016 to explore the regeneration of the Victorian Market.

The Action Plan report details those discussions and the conclusions that were decided upon. The Market Manager was employed at the end of 2017 to focus on marketing, events and these transformational projects. You can download a copy of the Action Plan using the button below.

The Highland Council have identified that the Victorian Market is in need of refurbishment and has commissioned Threesixty Architecture to redesign the Academy Street entrance.

Existing dark smoked glass will be replaced with clear glazing to improve views into the market and improve the visual connection from across Academy Street, particularly the train station entrance. The focus will be on simple, minimal detailing in the new glazing with larger doors to help draw the eye away from the glazing and towards the columns, archways and stonework, which is to be sensitively restored and repaired.

The fundamental change proposed is a reduction in the depth of the recess behind the stone columns. This will be achieved by bringing the glazed screen closer to the street to improve visibility into the arcade. The level threshold will be retained and door opening widened. The inclusion of in-built entrance matwell will help to improve accessibility and make the experience of visiting the market safer and more enjoyable. Moving the entrance screen closer to the street also improves the safety and security of the market as there will now only be one point of access from Academy Street.

It is anticipated that work will commence on site in the early part of 2019. Consideration will be given to ensure that disruption to the operation of the facility is minimised

The changes that are being proposed to the listed building are minimal and well considered, respecting the heritage of the Victorian structure and helping to make the best use of an existing asset. The proposals will improve the perceptions of the Market, improving street presence and building on existing relationships within the context of Academy Street and the Train Station. This project will help establish a long-term strategy to make the Market a more attractive and desirable place from which businesses can operate and thrive.

Street presence will be maximized by the use of subtle uplighting to highlight architectural details on the façade.

Discussions started in 2016 to explore the regeneration of the Victorian Market.

The Action Plan report details those discussions and the conclusions that were decided upon. The Market Manager was employed at the end of 2017 to focus on marketing, events and these transformational projects. You can download a copy of the Action Plan using the button below.

The Highland Council have identified that the Victorian Market is in need of refurbishment and has commissioned Threesixty Architecture to redesign the Academy Street entrance.

Existing dark smoked glass will be replaced with clear glazing to improve views into the market and improve the visual connection from across Academy Street, particularly the train station entrance. The focus will be on simple, minimal detailing in the new glazing with larger doors to help draw the eye away from the glazing and towards the columns, archways and stonework, which is to be sensitively restored and repaired.

The fundamental change proposed is a reduction in the depth of the recess behind the stone columns. This will be achieved by bringing the glazed screen closer to the street to improve visibility into the arcade. The level threshold will be retained and door opening widened. The inclusion of in-built entrance matwell will help to improve accessibility and make the experience of visiting the market safer and more enjoyable. Moving the entrance screen closer to the street also improves the safety and security of the market as there will now only be one point of access from Academy Street.

Street presence will be maximized by the use of subtle uplighting to highlight architectural details on the façade.

It is anticipated that work will commence on site in the early part of 2019. Consideration will be given to ensure that disruption to the operation of the facility is minimised

The changes that are being proposed to the listed building are minimal and well considered, respecting the heritage of the Victorian structure and helping to make the best use of an existing asset. The proposals will improve the perceptions of the Market, improving street presence and building on existing relationships within the context of Academy Street and the Train Station. This project will help establish a long-term strategy to make the Market a more attractive and desirable place from which businesses can operate and thrive.

Hours

Monday: 7am – 6.30pm
Tuesday: 7am – 6.30pm
Wednesday: 7am – 6.30pm
Thursday: 7am – 6.30pm
Friday: 7am – 6.30pm
Saturday: 7am – 6pm
Sunday: CLOSED
Sunday opening will resume Easter Sunday – 21st April 2019

* Opening times vary with each Market Retailer