Investors sought for last ditch effort to save Perth City Hall
April 30 2013
Perth City Market Trust have commissioned conservation specialists Simpson & Brown to investigate means of rejuvenating the mothballed structure which was recently granted a last-minute reprieve from the wreckers ball by Historic Scotland.
To that end a brochure has been produced outlining the concept and opportunities that Scotland’s first modern food market hall could offer the city.
In the brochure the Trust states: “As there is clearly no civic or institutional demand for the building that would be economically viable, nor any demand from the leisure or service industries, some form of retail use is the only practical option, but only if it’s entirely different – ie in a form which is complementary to, and so reinforces, traditional downtown shopping provision.”
It is the latest in a line of proposed re-uses for the B-listed structure, none of which have yet come to fruition, which is necessary to prevent the building being demolished to make way for a new square.
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