Devonport Market Hall (opens 2016)


The historic Grade II listed Devonport Market Hall in Plymouth,  is undergoing renovation to become a high tech ‘Play Market’ offering the latest in state-of-the-art technology for the development of digital arts and technology research together with teaching facilities and educational resources.  The building will provide space and resources with regional and international significance which will open to the public, academics and corporate clients.

RIO have developed a business plan for the Devonport Market Hall which aims to entice a new generation of researchers and would-be designers from schools around the city as well as local and international students at the university. The operating model is unique, combining research, learning, enterprise and visitor attraction, and will create improved resource space to enable the relocation of the University’s Institute of Digital Arts (i-DAT).