The Market Building Sketches 3

Le Page Architects have commenced designs for the extension and conversion of the Devonport Market Building.

Plymouth City Council, the Devonport based regeneration agency, Real Ideas Organisation (RIO) and Plymouth University have joined forces in a pioneering project that will put digital gaming into the heart of a regenerated Devonport.

Once restored, it will be home to the University’s Institute of Digital Arts (i-DAT), there will be a ‘hatchery’ for new firms, a testing ground for established companies and a unique visitor attraction.

RIO has developed a business plan for the play market which aims to entice a new generation of researchers and would-be designers from schools around the city as well as local and international students at the University looking to develop their work.