Oxford Covered Market opened as a market for meat, fish, vegetables and herbs on 1 November 1774. The original market was designed by John Gwynn, the architect of Magdalen Bridge. It had an open area for fishermen, gardeners and other goods to the north, and two covered sections with rows of timber-framed shops, one of which featured 40 butcher’s shops. These covered sections had stone foundations, stone colonnades and Stonesfield slate roofs.
In the words of Dean Stephen “Perhaps it is in the dramatic yet elegant architecture of this building, perhaps it is in the majestic music that takes place here, perhaps it is in the countless prayers that have been said down the ages, and perhaps it is in the simple truth that people have felt something of God here down the centuries.
Lowry Outlet is an impressive redevelopment which allowed the centre to incorporate Manchester’s new water front. With landscaped tree-lined walk ways it has created the perfect setting in the heart of Manchester. The centre has between 15,000 and 20,000 visitors per day, with outlet stores including Antler, M & S Outlet and Next Outlet.
Watford Football Club has existed since the early days of organised football in England. Its beginnings have been traced back to 1881, when a group of teenagers staged kickabouts in Cassiobury Park. Today the club has international exposure from being in the highest-profile league in the world.
Liverpool Cathedral is a towering presence in the city, an impressive feat of architectural brilliance that made a huge statement about God and the city.
Dr Martens is a fashion retailer that can trace its heritage back to the early 1900’s. The company, with its rich history, is today stronger than ever with more than 30 stores in the UK, as well as an expanding network of shops around the world.
Well known Big Box Large Clothing Retail Chain.
Well Known Local Retailer with a Global Reach.
The centre sees between 15,000 and 20,000 visitors per day, with outlet shops including Calvin Klein, GAP and M&S, as well as restaurants such as Zizzi, TGI Friday’s and Nando’s. Gloucester Quays is also home to a Cineworld 10 screen cinema, a gym and the Gloucester Quays Antique Centre.
The new £4 million market hall in Preston provides a modern shopping experience in a glass and timber-clad structure. The redevelopment brings market life in Preston into the twentieth century whilst preserving its traditions and traders.
The newest Bodleian Libraries' building, the Weston Library, is not only a research library but includes a large public space with exhibition galleries, cafes and shop; over the opening weekend 12,000 visitors walked through its doors.