Newlyn Harbour Fish Market & Processing Units
Pringle Richards Sharratt have been appointed by Newlyn Pier Harbour Commissioners and Penwith District Council to design a new fish market and associated processing units in the centre of the village of Newlyn in Cornwall. The brief calls for the new buildings to engage with the local context and community to ensure that the fishing industry and harbour activities remained integrated with the village.
The scheme proposes a collection of buildings along the boundary with the harbour and village that replicate the scale of the existing cottages, carefully positioned to maintain views from the narrow streets across the harbour and out to sea, with the larger fish market located at the centre of the harbour forming the back drop to a new public square providing a new focus and heart for the village and community.
The form and construction of the market has been heavily informed by the need to create and preserve the correct internal environment and flow of produce - thermally massive walls and a compact form ensure that the minimum amount of energy is required to cool the building in the early morning when the market is in operation.
The market and processing units are to be designed to meet the demanding standards of today’s food processing facilities along with the target of a BREEAM excellent rating.