Leslie Jones Architecture
The redevelopment of Moor Market in Sheffield was the only new, purpose-built market built in the UK in the last 30 years.
This £18 million project for Sheffield City Council is a vibrant addition to the city centre, replacing the Castle Market which fell into disrepair. The new building forms part of the major development of The Moor, one of Sheffield's primary retail sites and features a striking glass canopied roof, copper shingle cladding and timber arches.
The brief for this two-storey scheme was to create a landmark building and 73,000 ft² of retail space for over 180 market stalls for local traders. The contemporary design of the building enevlope takes its inspiration from classic European markets with the use of 'timber weave' cladding alternating with projecting courses of red brickwork - echoing the Victorian red-brick architecture of Sheffield.
Over 1,200m² of GEODE MX structural glazing was used for the perimeter of the project as well as the brass clad entrance arch. The curtain walling was faceted to follow the curved contours of the building's entrance and spans up to 13m high. This contrasts with the rectangular frames of the ground floor retail units created from a mix of GEODE MX Visible Grid and GEODE MX structural glazing curtain wall.