Newport Council were thrilled with the completion of a redevelopment project at Newport Market. The Victorian building is a grade II listed building dating back to 1864 and plans for its face-lift came as part of a wider £2.6 million redevelopment fund put in place by the Council to boost the high street.
The £850,000 Newport Market project was designed to create a new food quarter within the city, with al fresco dining areas and an aesthetically pleasing range of shop fronts designed to attract interest and create new footfall. Subsequently Solar worked alongside Henstaff construction and project manager Ben Board in order to help make this dream a reality.
Solar installed 10 wireless RTS motorised Weinor N2000 awnings across the front of the market building, each with its own wall mounted switch as well as a mobile master control to increase functionality whilst maintaining practicality. The awnings are designed to retract neatly away into the curtain walling of the building when not in use, thereby providing sustainable longevity outside of working hours by reducing the risk of damage and not detracting from the aesthetic look of the building.
Each awning was produced with a RAL colour paint match to ensure they looked identical to existing works, whilst each had it’s own vibration sensor fitted to ensure the product retracts automatically in inclement conditions.
Solar was very proud of the final outcome and we believe the awnings undoubtedly create the ‘wow factor’ that the council sought to create when embarking upon the redevelopment.