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Artists wanted for market gateway plan
4:00pm Tuesday 1st January 2013 in News
Artists are being called on to create new, eye-catching entrances to a major market.
Brighton and Hove City Council is offering a £60,000 contract for the design and creation of newentrances to the Open Market, between London Road and Ditchling Road.
The brief is to provide an attractive and visible gateway into and through the redeveloped market.
The council says the market currently isn’t visible enough from the main street.
The commission is for a creative vision and a practical solution for the space.
The authority wants the successful artists to involve local traders and businesses in the design.
The regeneration of the Open Market area is being led by The Hyde Partnership in conjunctionwith the Brighton Open Market Community Interest Company and the city council.
The project features a new covered market with a central square for visiting markets, temporary stalls, community activities, street art and entertainment.
There will also be 87 affordable housing units built on both sides of Francis Street, which borders the south side of the market.
The redevelopment proposal was given the go-ahead by the landowners, the council, in February 2010.
Hyde Housing submitted a planning application in December 2010 and planning permission was granted on March 9, 2011.
This was followed by the signing of the Development Agreement in March 2011 between the city council, Hyde Housing Association and the Brighton Open Market CIC.
Traders at the original market have been operating from Francis Street since last January.
The redevelopment is expected to be finished by the summer of 2013.
For more information visit www.brighton-hove.gov.uk.