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  1. 1. PERTH CITY HALLOUTLINE DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALA market hall in a market square November 2012
  2. 2. ContentsExecutive Summary 1The Project Vision 2Perth City Market Trust 4Partners 5Historic and Cultural Context 6Significance of the Building 7Proposed Alterations 8A Day in the Life of Perth City Market Hall 13The Business Model 14Community and Stakeholder Engagement 15Next Steps 16 ii
  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARYPerth City Market Trusts proposal for a Market Hall in a MarketSquare for Perth seemed to us to bring into focus the urgent needto bring life back into the centre of so many UK towns and citiesthrough bringing People to Place for Purpose.We believe that a Perth City Market Hall will be capable of bothdriving the regeneration of the historic centre of Perth and indoing so to stimulate building of the Perth community through thelocal creation, circulation and re-investment of economic value.“Perth City Hall is a building of great architectural significanceand beauty. Together with the Kirk of St. John, it forms the focalpoint of Central Perth, and, seen from the Mercat Cross in KingEdward Street, it is appreciated at its majestic best.”Perth and Kinross Councils own description (above) of Perth CityHall in promotional literature remains as true today as when itwas written in 1995, and we are strongly of the view that the lossof this fine building would not only leave Perth poorer financiallybut also create a void where its heart should be.The Prince’s Regeneration Trust and The Prince’s Foundation forBuilding Community are working with Perth City Market Trustand are pleased to support this proposal to bring a new, vibrantuse to the currently redundant City Hall. The Charities lookforward to working with the PCMT, the Council, Historic Scotlandand other key stakeholders to create a Market Hall in a MarketSquare that will lead to the regeneration of Perth. 1
  4. 4. THE PROJECT VISIONIntegration of the City Hall with its environs is central to thephysical and functional planning of the project. It will be achievedby transforming the City Hall into a Market Hall as the centrepieceof a new Market Square, created by embracing King EdwardStreet, St John’s Place, South St. John’s Place and Kirkside.From the historic market heart of Perth - the Mercat Cross in KingEdward Street - the splendid frontage of the City Hall is seen tobest advantage, and practically compels the pedestrian to enter.Introduction of a fresh dimension to the City of Perth as ashopping destination is imperative in order to halt the declineof the High Street and St John’s Centre. It is easy to attributethis decline mainly to the recession since 2008, but that hasmerely accelerated the long-term decline of High Streets andenclosed shopping malls nationally, resulting from out-of-town Cork’s retail catchment are directly comparable to that of Perth. Itsupermarkets and retail parks as well as internet shopping; while attracts produce from all over Ireland, and is officially describedeven centrally the trend is towards much bigger but far fewer as:stores, replacing several times as many traditional shop units.Another, even more disturbing, long-term factor is the continuing ...a civic space and a bustling social hubdecline of Perth in the Scottish league-table of shopping for the city, with the variety of products,destinations, from 4th place fifty years ago to somewhere below the pride of place accorded to small traders,10th place today, having been overtaken by Stirling, Inverness, growing emphasis on organic products andGlenrothes, East Kilbride and others. reliance on small-scale producers – a mix of traditional Cork fare and exciting new foodsRedevelopment of the City Hall provides a unique opportunity from afar – with long-standing family runto stabilise the city centre and repatriate some of that exported stalls and newcomers.consumer spending power. It can also exploit Perth’s strategiclocation at the heart of the country and rapid population growth in This is of course exactly what we envisage for Perth, which isorder to expand the city’s catchment area, while creating an extra similarly surrounded by food-producing country. In the sameattraction for tourists and visitors. way that established retailers in Dublin and elsewhere in Ireland maintain a stall in the Cork market, so will many food-shops inThe crucial missing component is a fresh food market, which will towns throughout Scotland also maintain a stall in Perth.occupy the whole Main Hall – quite unlike outdoor markets orsurvivors from Victorian market halls. For this is an intensive Swansea Market Hall, built 1894 and rebuilt 1961, has over aform of retailing, intensively managed, as yet unfamiliar in hundred independent traders, officially described as “the life-Scotland but well established and increasingly developed blood of our city centre”, while St. George’s Market in Belfast,elsewhere in the world. built 1890-96 and refurbished 1995-98, is chiefly famous for its 23 fish and seafood stalls. But the indoor market with a floor-planThe best example is the English Market in Cork, Ireland, which that most closely resembles ours, with its tight grid of fixed stalls,won the Europa Nostra award in 1981 following refurbishment is Adelaide Central Market in South Australia which is managedof the original 1862 building. Both the scale of the market and by a British firm of chartered surveyors. All four examples – and 2
  5. 5. there are many more – are immensely successful; the first three, subsidiary company, and this remains an option. But in order tosignificantly, all occupying historic buildings. align interests and to optimise both rental revenues and quality of service our preferred option is for the management and employeesThe National Association of British Market Authorities, which also to participate, John Lewis–style, in the Trust.Perth City Market Trust is qualified to join, has been very helpful,as has the National Federation of Market Traders which represents Any surplus income will accrue to a fund for reinvestment in thethe interests of stall-holders. The stalls will be specially designed, building or in other activities in the City centre for the benefit ofprefabricated to a standard size and fixed, with individually the people of Perth.metered water and power supplies from the services laid beneath Our Vision of a Market Hall in a Market Square is coherent andthe new floor, which is being lowered to the level of the outside eminently achievable.pavement.Traders will participate in PCMT and will have considerableflexibility to take a single or double unit on flexible terms such asrolling periodic tenancies, possibly of 6 months duration initially.With one or more agreements being renewed or entered into everyweek, rental values will quickly find their own levels. On rareoccasions, every stall could be disconnected and dismantled tomake the whole Main Hall available in clear space.The Lesser Hall will retain its existing floor, because stalls here are floor – with access to the existing, refurbished, roof terrace –devoted to non-foods with a looser layout, so do not require the creates ideal open spaces in a dramatic setting for a destinationwater connections, and also because they will be demounted and restaurant and cafés.stacked away frequently to provide a clear floor, available for themany social functions for which the Hall will be hired. The conventional developer’s approach is to sign up anchor tenants on 5/10 year leases, so that, upon completion of theThrough the simple means of extending several of the existing development, an investment is created of ascertainable value thattall windows down to pavement level, additional access will open can be sold to an institutional investor to realise a capital profit.through all elevations other than the entrance facade. Pedestrian Perth City Market Trust’s policy is entirely different from thistraffic will flow lengthwise between King Edward Street and conventional transaction-driven development model. The MarketKirkside, as well as across the building between St John’s Hall will remain in community ownership, taking a very long-termPlace and South St Johns Place, very much to the benefit of the view based upon continuing rental revenue flows and least cost ofsurrounding businesses and St John’s Kirk itself. occupation over time, which mandates energy efficiency and highWithin the existing Entrance Hall facing King Edward Street, levels of quality.commanding the pedestrian flow through the building, a Tourist Moreover the lower cost and affordability of our proposed fundingShop and Visitor Centre will be provided, to meet a long-overdue model will enable a more modest rental than in conventionallypublic need. funded developments, and this in turn will maximise occupationTwo new upper floors are planned, around a central void to create and minimise voids.an atrium, within which a scenic lift will augment the vertical With a Market Hall there are no ‘anchor tenants’, and thereforecirculation provided by existing staircases. This reveals exciting no need of pre-lettings. Stall-holders and upper-floor tenants willpanoramic views, both upwards through the void and downwards pay service charges to a manager The conventional approach tofrom the galleried upper floors. The first floor will be devoted management has been to incorporate a wholly-owned managementto youth enterprise activities and business space, while the top 3
  6. 6. PERTH CITY MARKET TRUSTPerth City Market Trust was formed in February 2012 by founder As a Company Limited by Guarantee, its purpose is to acquire, preserve, sustainably develop and manage as a long-term investment themembers Vivian Linacre (Project Manager), Denis Munro (a former Perth City Halls as the Perth City Market Hall, in accordance with the following:former Perth & Kinross Council Head of Planning) and architectJames Simpson of Simpson & Brown Architects, noted specialistsin historic building conservation. Jim Cormie (a former Chief (a) SOCIAL ENTERPRISEExecutive of Perth & Kinross Council) was appointed as InterimChair and Chris Cook of the Nordic Enterprise Trust was To create a surplus out of net rental income from the affordable market space and associated facilities let to retail enterprises in Perthappointed Secretary. Nominations for additional Trustees are and beyond, such surplus to be reinvested for enhancement of the Market Hall and otherwise for the benefit of the community;under consideration.At this stage, the Trust is constituted very simply as anunincorporated association. The draft objects are: (b) SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT To ensure that Perth City Market Hall is developed to the highest possible standards of quality and energy efficiency with a minimal carbon footprint; (c) HERITAGE To ensure that Perth City Market Hall is preserved and maintained as an important part of Perth’s and Scotland’s architectural heritage; (d) ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT To promote and facilitate use of Perth City Market Hall by new and developing enterprises; (e) YOUTH ENTERPRISE To provide a focus for creation and development of youth enterprises and for practical education and training in retail, catering and market skills and entrepreneurship; (f) TOURISM To establish and foster Perth City Market as a major attraction for tourists and visitors to the city, not only as an indoor market but also by provision within the former entrance hall of a specially designed Visitor and Information Centre. 4
  7. 7. PARTNERSThe Prince’s Regeneration Trust (PRT) began working withthe newly formed PCMT earlier this year to help guide thedevelopment of this important regeneration project. PRT’s purposeis to co-ordinate the work to revitalise Perth City Hall, and advisePCMT on approach and strategy. PRT is co-ordinating a SteeringGroup to drive this project forward.PRT has a strong track record in regeneration projects throughoutthe UK. In Scotland, PRT has successfully led projects at StanleyMills, just north of Perth and Anchor Mills in Paisley, and iscurrently working with groups at Broadford Works in Aberdeen,at Rothesay Pavilion on the Isle of Bute and at John O’Groats Millin Caithness.In general, PRT provides advice and support to communitygroups, local authorities, developers and individuals on heritage-led regeneration projects. PRT is a charity that believes that torestore our historic places into active and relevant communityassets is not only possible - it is the most sustainable approach toregeneration. Buildings, like people and places, need to adapt tosurvive. PRT rescues redundant historic buildings and give them asustainable new use for the benefit of the surrounding community.The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community (PFBC) teachesand demonstrates sustainable development and places communityengagement at the heart of our work. Our goal is a futurewhere all of us can take part in making our communities moresustainable and beautiful. We’re working with everyone from localresidents’ groups to governments to make it happen.PFBC commends plans for the reuse of Perth City Hall for afunction that will renew it as a lively focus for the city. As theproject develops PFBC would be pleased to establish a rolealongside its sister charities in helping to maximise the benefitsto the wider city centre, to facilitate widespread communityparticipation, and to advise on architectural adaptations. 5
  8. 8. HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL CONTEXTTo set the scene, in 1844, the Council of the day discussed the lack Areas created between 1972 and 1981 and, since 2008, it has beenof a building for public meetings and decided to construct the first part of a single Conservation Area encompassing the whole townCity Hall in an essentially landlocked site between the Kirk and centre.what is now King Edward Street (a photograph of the first CH is Until the new Concert Hall was built, the Kirk and City Hallavailable if required). The Hall opened in 1845 and occupied an were complementary in providing a focus for the city’s religiousarea approximating to the western half of the present building. and cultural life. As the City Hall actually comprises a MainThe other half was an open space, almost enclosed on three sides and a Lesser Hall it had the flexibility to cater for a wide rangeby the Kirk Session House and smaller buildings, which was used of community and commercial events at very modest cost to theas a market and meeting area, known as “City Hall Square.” At the users. The Main Hall could accommodate 1624 people, seated,beginning of the 20th century the building’s structural condition and the Lesser Hall 350. For dances, the figures were 550 and 250was causing concern, and in 1908 it was decided to demolish it respectively. At the time of the building’s closure in 2005 it wasand construct a new, larger Hall which opened in 1911 and stands, regularly booked for functions as diverse as conferences, balls andunaltered, to this day. pay-at-the door dances, pop, choral and orchestral concerts, schoolConcurrent with its construction, North and South St. John’s Place and college prize-giving ceremonies, craft fairs, flower shows,were extended and King Edward Street formed with the apparent book/CD sales and virtually any event arising from a communitypurpose of creating a distinct precinct for the City Hall and Kirk need. Very few of those uses are transferable to the Concert Hallwhich had previously been separated by the Session House. and have, consequently, been lost as generators of town centreBoth buildings were now enclosed on three sides by continuous expenditure.frontages. Within the precinct, few of the secondary buildings To local traders, this loss is indisputable. The opportunity toare on the statutory list of buildings of architectural or historic reintroduce the best of these activities within the Lesser Hall isinterest and, on the south side in particular, the frontages lack therefore an important consideration in PCMT’s proposal.the scale and quality of façade that would have been necessary tocreate a satisfactory square had the present Hall been demolished. Clockwise from right: foundation stone laying ceremony 1909, SirYet the precinct was within one of seven town centre Conservation Winston Churchill in 1948, Ordnance Survey 1860, design section 1908. 6
  9. 9. SIGNIFICANCE OF THE BUILDING Perth City Hall is recognised as a building of regional importance through its Category B listing. This means that alterations to the building will require listed building consent. Our proposal takes account of this through an assessment of the significance of the building. We have assessed the cultural, historical and architectural significance of the individual elements of the building. From this grading of significance, the design proposals have been developed. Elements of Outstanding Significance: An element of international Lesser hall importance or a fine, intact, little altered example of a particular Foyer Main hall period, style or type. Elements of Considerable Significance: An element of regional or national importance, or a good example of a particular period, style or type with a high degree of intact original fabric that contributes substantially to the importance of the building or site overall. Elements of Moderate Significance: An element of local importance, or an element that contributes to, but is not a key element to the importance of the building or site overall. Neutral Elements: An element which neither contributes, nor detracts from the importance of the building or site overall. Negative Elements: An element which detracts from the overall significance of the building. The most significant elements of this building are its west elevations to King Edward Street, and the entrance foyer, and the two halls. It is important that these spaces are respected, and Bar Main hall Lesser hall that the interiors are kept as single-volume spaces, to retain the significance of the building. The subsidiary and service spaces are less significant. Ground floor significance plan above, first floor below. 7
  10. 10. A preliminary scheme was prepared by Simpson for the PCMTPROPOSED ALTERATIONS in 2011. During the last year we have been able to develop these initial thoughts; access to the interior has been achieved, an informed assessment of the significance of interiors has been made and the interaction of the spaces has been reviewed. Our knowledge of the building has increased and this has impacted upon the scheme that is being presented today. A fundamental principle of the design is that the building is allowed to engage with the streets on every side; giving access to a new central market hall for Perth in the main hall space. To achieve we propose to drop the level of the existing floor down to pavement level allowing the main hall, side corridors and front entrance to be fully accessible to all. The challenge in developing the existing building is to retain its positive attributes and character and enhance them for new purposes. In our assessment the north and south elevations can be considered as possessing a lesser significance than those to theWest elevation East elevation east and west. We therefore propose that their alteration can be justified to create a direct route into the main hall. In accordance with our assessment of significance, important decorative features such as the main stairs from the foyer and the magnificent vaulted ceiling in the main hall, will remain unaltered. We also propose to keep the first floor gallery level in the main hall. More space and better circulation can be created by building a floor out at the level of the existing corridor. This allows the upper floors to be planned around a large void that overlooks the new market hall and glass screens can be incorporated at first floor to reduce the effect of noise and smells within what will be the new enterprise zone. A bar, gallery and restaurant on the top floor will be open to the market and will benefit from spectacular rooftop views of Perth, particularly St John’s Kirk. We have created a new roof at second floor over the lesser hall to accommodate the restaurant and capitalise on the potential for al fresco dining on the existing south roof terrace.South elevation The Lesser Hall has significant architectural merit as a multifunctional space. It is proposed to maintain this room with its original features including the timber floor, altering only the windows to form a separate accessible grand entrance on the east side. 8
  11. 11. We have considered the workings of the building as a whole, the inclusion of separate uses places some restrictions upon the way the spaces are divided and we have sought to make the most appropriate strategic decisions to create a cohesive plan. A further challenge is to create full disabled access to all areas and create a framework for these routes to work independently with the minimum of intervention. To this end we have introduced a number of lifts at key points, including a scenic glass lift within the main hall space, and kitchens at all levels, including the basement.Clockwise from top left: short section as proposed, proposed view of market hall, west elevation night view, Spittalfields market precedent, Leedsindoor market precedent, long section as proposed. 9
  12. 12. St John’s Place retail units lesser hallking edward street market hall foyer Lift retail units outdoor market, south st john’s place 10
  13. 13. youth VOID above VOID above Liftenterprise market hall lesser hall BUSINESS AND RETAIL UNITS 11
  15. 15. A DAY IN THE LIFE OF PERTH CITY HALL6am Market opens for traders’ deliveries to the restaurant 2.00pm Wedding photographs are being taken on the new wide and main Market Hall (& for setting up temporary steps and ramp to east entrance of Lesser Hall, with stalls in the Lesser Hall when booked). Market office champagne reception inside. Note this Hall can be opens for business. completely separated from market with kitchen service from basement and first floor above stage. After dinner7am Early bird breakfasts and coffee served from stall(s) on speeches are given from the stage. outer aisles of market. 2.30pm Shoppers laden with groceries from the market and Cleaners present on restaurant floor & office floor. surrounding shops escape to the rooftop café for afternoon tea. The Lesser Hall has been booked for a wedding party. Flowers and tables are set up for the reception 3.30pm Chefs commence masterclass within the rooftop following the marriage ceremony in St Johns Kirk. restaurant area using market produce.8am North and South Market doors open for early trading. 5.30pm Tourist Office closes, office receptions close. Market Workers start to arrive to enterprise offices on 1st floor Halls shut to public & scenic lift changes to key using separate lobbied entrances on north and south operation only. sides. 6pm Evening service begins for café & bar. Lesser Hall8.30am Rooftop Café prepares for opening & accepting tables are cleared away & space cleaned. Cleaners also deliveries via lifts on north side. operating within Market Hall and foyer. Main foyer closed and public access to café floor restricted to south9am Rooftop café opens for business with snack & coffee side stairs and lift. service, customers arrive via scenic lift from Market Hall and via separate street entrance. 6.30pm Main Market Hall closed and secured.9.15am Main west doors open. Tourist Office and temporary 7pm Guests attending the wedding reception in the Lesser exhibition prepares to open within original entrance Hall are joined by evening guests in the restaurant and foyer. bar.9.30am Tourist Office and temporary exhibition within foyer Chairs are set up in the Lesser Hall for an evening opens. Youth Enterprise units, offices and reception music recital. open for public visits using main stair from foyer and new lift in north west corner. 7.30pm The east doors of the Lesser Hall re-open to admit the audience for the recital.10am Main market busy and additional temporary market stalls put out in St Johns square. Street artists begin 8pm Last office workers / Youth enterprise workers leave performances on Kirkside with the audience sitting via the south doors and this access is secured. on the new wide entrance steps to the east side of the 10pm The performance in Lesser Hall finishes and some of Lesser Hall. Food samples being offered to entice public the audience migrate to the rooftop restaurant and bar into the market. for last orders. Last food orders on top floor.12pm Café begins lunch service overlooking the Market or the 11.30 pm Restaurant and bar facilities close, staff shut down & Kirk. Rooftop bar opens. secure floor. 13
  16. 16. BUSINESS MODEL the marketing process begins. As already outlined, PCMT is Development Partnership will be wound up, at which point the constituted very simply as an unincorporated association, and all PCMT constitution assumes its final form.Perth City Market Trust aims to create a surplus from the costs to date have been met by the members and by partners on aoperation of the Market Hall which will be reinvested in Firstly, instead of entering into leases or licences, market stall- pro bono basis.development of the Market Hall, the Market Square and outwards holders and enterprises such as the proposed restaurant willinto the Perth environs of the Hall. The outcome of such a social Pre-planning – this stage ends with acceptance of the Stage 2 occupy the building on the basis of their status as Occupierbusiness model may be considered as profit for purpose. detailed proposal and granting of planning consent in principle. Members of PCMT. Such contractual rights of occupation through PCMT will continue to be an unincorporated association, which membership of a Mutual are common in the co-operative sector.The proposed framework evolves over the life of the project, will be a member of a transitional Development Partnershipand the financing and funding requirements, and the investment Secondly, market managers and administrators will neither be UK Limited Liability Partnership (LLP). The other Developmentnecessary to meet these requirements, evolve with the model. The employees nor contractors but will be members of a class of PCMT Partnership members will firstly be the professionals involvedguiding principles of our social business model are: simplicity, membership who participate in the success of the project. who will cover agreed costs but be expected to participate to anflexibility, collaboration, transparency, resilience and efficiency. agreed extent, and secondly, the financial investors necessary to Finally, investors will also participate as a class of PCMTWe envisage four phases which lead to the creation of the Perth defray professional and other costs of the detailed plan. membership who invest directly in future rentals through a simpleCity Market Hall: prepay investment instrument. This development financing will come from a mix of grants andConcept - the current phase which ends when Stage 2 of early stage equity investment in the LLP development vehicle. The sustainability of the PCMT enterprise model is based upon three elements. Planning and Development – this phase ends when rental flow commences from the completed building. At the commencement • Funding costs – these are minimised through the absence of of this phase, the unincorporated association will be incorporated compound interest and the reasonable level of return to long as a Company Limited by Guarantee which will thereafter be a term investors. member of the Development Partnership. • Affordable rentals – are, by definition, more likely to be paid, There are two possible options in respect of PCMTs tenure of the thereby minimising the risk to investors and justifying the property from Perth & Kinross Council. The preferred option is reasonable level of return. for the Council to transfer the freehold to PCMT similarly to the transfers to a CLG ownership vehicle akin to the Mount Stuart • Alignment of interests – all participants have a stake in the Trust and Applecross Trust. The Council may thereby both retain outcome of the Market Hall. suitably flexible safeguards in the public interest, and participate Core Revenues and Costs in the success of the project. It would be premature at this stage to do more than estimate Alternatively, the Council may enter into a long lease with PCMT, indicative costs for development and operation and the sources with all the attendant risks, but without participation in PCMT. of revenues which will provide a return to risk averse long term During this phase, development financing will come from a investors such as pension funds. It is anticipated that the cost combination of the following: grants; soft loans and quasi-equity will be of the order of £x million after generous allowance for from heritage funders (eg the Architectural Heritage Fund); the co- contingencies. operative sector; the social enterprise sector (eg Big Issue Invest); Core revenues will be derived from Market Hall rentals, and from from risk-taking venture philanthropists – ideally local - wishing rentals from the proposed restaurant and cafe/bar on the top to invest in the Development Partnership; and if necessary, from floor. While additional revenues are expected, for instance from banks. management of the Market Square and from the proposed Youth Hub Operation – this phase will sit within a multi-stakeholder on the first floor, these are not relied upon in our business planning. corporate framework. Once the development is complete, the 14
  17. 17. COMMUNITY AND STAKEHOLDERENGAGEMENTThe Trust aims to set very high standards of stakeholder engagement during the planning and development of the project, and ofstakeholder participation once it is completed.CommunityThe Trust will develop a programme of events and a media strategy in order to present our vision of “A Market Hall in a Market Square”for discussion and input by the Community. In particular, we shall invite recommendations for use of the first floor where we envisagethe creation of a Youth Enterprise Hub.In carrying out this consultation, we shall engage with community bodies including for example the Perth Civic Trust, Chamber ofCommerce, Guildry Incorporation, social enterprise networks, etc.Perth & Kinross CouncilThe concept of a Market Hall in a Market Square could be the catalyst for a new civic strategy for Perth. We would wish to confer withCouncillors on a non-partisan basis as well as with Council Officers in order to identify any potential planning issues and establish theirfullest participation.Third SectorThe Youth Enterprise Hub will create opportunities for engagement with educational and vocational bodies and other institutions thatsupport social enterprise generally and develop youth enterprise in particular, such as the Prince’s Scottish Youth Enterprise Trust. 15
  18. 18. NEXT STEPSTo sum up, this outline development proposal is the first stage indeveloping our project and securing the lease on Perth City Hall.The next stage will be detailed and will require a considerableamount of work by Perth City Market Trust and our partners.We are already thinking about our next steps, which at this stageinclude the following:• To continue the work of our Steering Group, leading the project, developing key tasks and bringing in the expertise of others as required.• To formally constitute Perth City Market Trust.• To begin our programme of community engagement, with presentation, consultation and inclusion.• To develop detailed proposals for conversion of the City Hall.• To engage key stakeholders in our project, including Historic Scotland, the National Association of British Market Authorities and the National Federation of Market Traders, Perth Civic Trust and, if appropriate, Perth & Kinross Council, inviting pre-application discussion and feedback.• To develop our Business Plan, thoroughly testing the feasibility of our proposal for a Market Hall.• To fully develop our Funding Strategy in tandem with our Business Plan.• To invite subscription to Perth City Market Trust from all individuals and enterprises who share our aims and are keen to enable Perth City Market Hall to become a great success. 16
  19. 19. This document has been produced by Simpson & Brown Architects for the Perth City Market Trust. 17