Reflecting the architecture and materials of the area, the intricate beauty of this building is a testament to the simple, yet ingenious traditional techniques used by the carpenters. This building will have a huge longevity impact for the town and its sustainable elements were an important factor in its commission.
Great care has been taken in the design to give a building that not only fits in the Conservation Area but enhances it too. The construction materials are traditional and historic methods are used to build an oak cruck timber frame. Each material has been specifically chosen to either match or complement the local area and architectural style.
“Penistone is a town with its own distinct heritage and traditions. By working with Carpenter Oak to deliver the structure of the new market, I believe we have managed to retain these values in terms of both the look of the market, the lifespan of the project and the plans for community uses when not being employed as a market.”
Cllr Bill Newman, Cabinet spokesperson for Development at Barnsley Council
Penistone Market was a first for Carpenter Oak. It’s a building of cathedral proportions with the frame comprising in the region of 100 cubic metres of oak and we are delighted to be involved in such an ambitious project. Carpenter Oak provided the council with some 3600 oak whips to plant during the subsequent winter planting season. This is a ratio of 1:10 for the number of mature trees used in the project.
Winner of two South Yorkshire & Humber building excellence awards; Best Community Project & Winner of Winners