The redesign of the Victorian Market begins to take shape as a new image reveals how the vision of making it a contemporary European-style food hall is becoming a reality

ByDavid M. Conte

Feb 6, 2022

A photo released this week shows the Victorian market moving ever closer to realizing the vision of a contemporary European-style food hall.

The £1.6million redevelopment project is seen as so significant that it forms a centerpiece of Highland Council’s Inverness strategy.

Threesixty Architecture has released a new photo showing the progress made so far, with the company saying: “The renovation of Inverness Victorian Market is taking shape on site in Inverness town centre.

“The Food Hall will provide a new social venue for the community and showcase the best of Highland cuisine. We can’t wait to sample the food and drinks that will be offered in this remarkable space!”

The contrast to the rather claustrophobic previous layout is considerable, with the room now appearing bright and spacious with plenty of natural light, as it was designed to attract local independent food and drink businesses.

It has been included in Inverness’ strategy as one of the developments which will provide “an attractive healthy and natural environment where people can meet, live and socialize in safe and accessible public spaces”.

The strategy states: “The new food hall will have a regenerative effect on the arcade markets and immediate town center and will be a vibrant focal point for the wider community. It is intended to anchor and contribute to the nightlife economy of Church Street and the vibrant small businesses of Market Lane.

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