Perth City Hall redevelopment bid thrown out
December 4 2013indoor food market has been rejected by Perth & Kinross Council after it found insufficient supporting evidence to prove the scheme was viable.
Perth City Market Trust commissioned conservation specialists Simpson & Brown to draft proposals for the venues re-use, creating a new promenade through to St John’s Kirk in the process.
The latest setback for the Edwardian building follows a decision by Historic Scotland to block moves by the Council to have it demolished, leaving the landmark structure in limbo once again.
Property consultants Jones Lang Lasalle found that it failed to meet the criteria required, leading the Council to renew their demolition bid.
Nina Stobie, associate director of Jones Lang LaSalle, conceded that there was "some merit in the proposed use and design”, but added: "The deliverability of their concept with regard to the proposed commercial terms, business case and funding arrangements are, in our opinion, lacking in detail and raise significant concerns regarding the ability of PCMT to deliver the project."
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