Repair work begins at Barnstaple Pannier Market
Posted on: 10 June 2016
Barnstaple’s historic Pannier Market is having a summer spruce up.
North Devon Council has appointed Pearce Construction to undertake planned maintenance at the Grade II listed Victorian market building. Work begins on Monday 13 June and will last a few weeks.
All the doors and guttering will be repaired and redecorated, with further internal paint work and other minor repairs made inside the building. Due to the historical importance of the market, specialist paints and materials will be used to preserve the authenticity of the building.
Deputy Leader and Executive Member for economic development, Councillor Pat Barker, said: “I’m very happy to see the market getting a lick of paint in time for the summer season. The doors in particular seem to suffer from everyday wear and tear so it will be good to get them repaired and repainted. I hope the work doesn’t cause too much disruption and that everyone, visitors and traders alike, are happy with the results.”
The contractors will be working closely with the council and the market manager to keep disruption at the busy market to a minimum.Economy