The Doncaster Corn Exchange , associated Market Food Hall and Fish Market is the jewel in the crown of the award-winning Doncaster Market area. Designed in 1847 by J Butterfield (Architect to the Doncaster Corporation), the original 'U-shaped' food hall was added to/infilled in 1870 by William Watkins two storey Corn Exchange Building.
A subsequent single storey addition to the Corn Exchange by William Watkins in 1930 resulted in the Corn Exchange that we are familiar with today. The buildings architectural and historical value was realised in June 1950 when English Heritage (now Historic England) awarded the property a 'Grade II*' listing. Doncaster City Council are committed to restoring and retaining this architectural gem and as such moneys have been set aside to renovate/re mediate the buildings fabric in order to preserve the asset for current and future generations. As such IDA were procured to undertake the Project Management (NEC3) of the first phase of a building's fabric restoration programme for and on behalf of DCC.
The focus of Phase 1 works was the re-roofing and leading of the existing structures (where applicable), installation of a safe future maintenance system and reconditioning of the associated rainwater systems. These works were extended to included condition assessment and Structural remedial works to natural stone perimeter parapets and the extensive removal of poor historic render repair from the external face of this area of the build. Date stones were replaced along with lead capping's and lighting protection were all installed as part of the scheme. The sites extra urban location, buildings significant City status/history and the fact that all market services remained undisturbed during the construction phase added to the project interest.