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Grieg & Stephenson bags food hall go-ahead

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Grieg & Stephenson has won planning consent for a new food hall for meat, fish and deli traders in Leicester next to the city’s listed Corn Exchange building

Due to complete in December 2013, the steel, glass, timber and zinc building is part of the practice’s wider £7 million masterplan to redevelop Leicester Market Square.

The low-rise scheme will provide a new home for traders currently based in the existing 1970s indoor market hall which will be demolished in early 2014 to make way for the new square.

Nigel Stephenson, partner at Greig & Stephenson, said: ‘The form of the new food hall has taken influence from the scale and proportions of the Corn Exchange and the surrounding context.

‘The adoption of the curved roof allows a clean geometry to connect a number of scales; the outdoor market with the proportions of the Corn Exchange, drawing the eye to the listed building, and the food hall which rises up in scale to address the new public square to the west.’

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