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Penistone Open Market

Penistone Market, Xlok Ultra Rooflights

The award winning Penistone Open market was built for Barnsley County Council in 2010 as part of the Market Towns initiative to house the popular Farmers Market.  It is the largest oak frame in the UK and stands a massive 24 metres wide, 35 metres long and 13 metres high and contains well in excess of 100 cubic metres of oak.

Incorporating a unique hand crafted oak frame, this iconic market building of cathedral proportions mixes the traditional with the modern to create a distinctive building for the town and the community. Reflecting the architecture and materials of the area, the intricate beauty of this building, possibly the largest public oak frame built for hundreds of years, is a testament to the simple, yet ingenious traditional techniques used by the carpenters.

Giving a contemporary edge to a traditional building, the market is capped by a 30 metre long Xlok Ultra roof light installed on the ridge and glazed in clear 25mm Marlon ST multiwall polycarbonate sheet. Natural daylight floods the building from the crown of the roof and highlights the intricate workmanship of the oak frame. At night when the building is lit, the rooflight acts as a lantern making the building an interesting landmark on the town’s skyline.  The project has been shortlisted for a number of awards and won the 'Best Community Project' category at the 2011 South Yorkshire and Humber LABC Building Excellence Awards.

 

Specification

Rooflight System:  30m long Xlok Ultra Rooflight

 

Architect:  WCEC Architects

Roofing Contractor:  Dodds Roofing


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