Open Market shortlisted for awards

From Brighton & Hove News

Brighton’s popular Open Market, has been shortlisted for a hat-trick of national awards.

The market has been nominated for the best regeneration, best community involvement and best tourism/leisure project in the upcoming Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors south east awards.

The new Open Market officially reopened for business on Saturday, 19 July 2014 after several years of development and as part of the regeneration of the London Road area.

Over 50 tenants now offer fresh, locally sourced food and goods, as well as a variety of arts, crafts, services and garden goods.

Green councillor Geoffrey Bowden, Brighton and Hove City Council’s tourism and culture spokesman, said: “The Open Market is an excellent example of regeneration and community involvement which has been many years in the making.

“I’m really pleased that it has now been shortlisted for this award, which further highlights the contribution it is making to the revival of the London Road area of our city.

“With its offerings of local produce, crafts and even entertainment, the Open Market is a great focal point for residents and is fast becoming a visitor attraction in its own right”

Managed by the Brighton Open Market Community Interest Company (CIC), as a social enterprise run for the benefit of the local community, its board has representatives from the market traders, the council, The Ethical Property Company and The Hyde Group, who developed the site and run 87 homes for rent and shared ownership adjacent to it.

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