Hereford & Worcester

Hereford Buttermarket design competition winner chosen

The winners of a competition to help redesign Hereford's Buttermarket have been announced.

Austin-Smith:Lord won the Royal Institute of British Architects open ideas competition.

Hereford Futures Limited, which is managing a multi-billion-pound regeneration scheme in Hereford, commissioned the competition.

The judges said the winner was chosen for their "innovative" use of space to showcase locally-produced goods.

'Enormous potential'

Those who entered were asked to suggest how the market could be used in a more flexible way which would give it a long-term sustainable future.

Councillor Adrian Blackshaw, Herefordshire Council's cabinet member for economic development and community services, said: "The Buttermarket has enormous potential and we're delighted with the quality of vision and the range of ideas which have come forward.

"The winning entry has brought together many ideas, which some of the others suggested individually, and produced a wonderfully creative vision with innovative and thrilling use of the space available."

He added they would be announcing the name of their chosen developer for the project in the next few months.

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