BUDDING designers were given the chance to reimagine the stalls of Preston’s new-look outdoor market at a “design charette” – an intensive design and planning session.
UCLan architecture students were joined by John Bridge from the Frank Whittle Partnership, stallholders from the market and community and environment office holder, Coun Robert Boswell.
The event took place at Preston’s indoor market. Rebecca Fitton, communications officer at Preston City Council, said: “The day went really well. The students spilt into groups and spoke to traders before designing their own stalls. They then built a prototype and presented it to various stall holders to get an idea of what it is like to build one.”
Local traders then judged the designs and mock-ups created by the students, and the best designs will be considered by the markets project architectural team.
The event was organised by the Preston-based Frank Whittle Partnership (FWP) – the lead consultant for the market redevelopment – and Preston Council.