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Newhaven Fishmarket

Newhaven Fishmarket

Newhaven Fishmarket

Newhaven Fishmarket

Newhaven Fishmarket

Newhaven Fishmarket

Newhaven Fishmarket

Newhaven Fishmarket

Newhaven Fishmarket

Newhaven Fishmarket

Newhaven Fishmarket is a B-listed turn of the century Victorian building, located on Newhaven Pier, near Leith in Edinburgh. The building is a linear timber boarded warehouse; comprising 26 equally spaced bays symmetrically arranged on either side of a central pedimented pend. The north of the building is still utilised as a working Fishmarket. At the time of our appointment, the southern end comprised the small Newhaven Heritage Museum and a large disused restaurant space, unoccupied for many years.

Simpson & Brown was approached to prepare plans for the consolidation and repair of the existing structure and to subdivide the disused space in the southern half of the building to create new restaurant/retail units.

The Fishmarket, when built, was raised approximately one metre off the ground to facilitate the loading and unloading of carts. As part of the brief a new timber and steel boardwalk, stairs and ramps were designed to access the units. This new boardwalk is intended to touch the building as lightly as possible and appear as a distinct contemporary addition, enhancing rather than distracting from the qualities of this historic building.

Project name: Newhaven Fishmarket
Client name: Forth Developments Ltd
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