New Open Market sign heralds fresh start

New Open Market sign heralds fresh start

New Open Market sign heralds fresh start

First published in News

A long-awaited market is starting to take shape ahead of a spring opening.

The finishing touches are being added to Brighton's Open Market, with the facility's public entrance going up last week.

The entrance's colour-changing sign is already a hit, with passers-by stopping to take a closer look yesterday.

Designer, Lucy Williams, from Brighton-based Lucid Designs, described it as a “dream job”.

She said: “I'm from Five Ways so I'm passionate about the project and the regeneration of the area.

“Each letter of the sign has a number of LEDs which are controllable. So each letter can be made a different colour at any time.”

Joanne Harris, from the The Hyde Group, who have overseen the development, said: “We are really excited about the prospect of the new market and cannot wait for Brighton Open Market to throw open the doors and welcome in the local community to what promises to be a vibrant and thriving new market space”.

An official opening date is yet to be set but developers are working towards opening in May.

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11:03am Wed 19 Feb 14

bug eye says...

like it, well done local talent not resorting to graffiti, hope the market has a Camden/Brick lane feel and becomes a destination not like the war zone feel of the old open market.
like it, well done local talent not resorting to graffiti, hope the market has a Camden/Brick lane feel and becomes a destination not like the war zone feel of the old open market. bug eye
  • Score: 6

12:32pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Gribbet says...

It's nice to see how the london road area between st peters church and preston circus has been going on the up in the last couple of years.
It's nice to see how the london road area between st peters church and preston circus has been going on the up in the last couple of years. Gribbet
  • Score: 5

3:54pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Bill in Hanover says...

I understood it was to open last August, then November, then March now it is to be May, but that's not definite. with the incompetence shown by the developers so far I will be surprised if there are any stallholders still there when it ever actually opens
I understood it was to open last August, then November, then March now it is to be May, but that's not definite. with the incompetence shown by the developers so far I will be surprised if there are any stallholders still there when it ever actually opens Bill in Hanover
  • Score: 0

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