£1million for the Market Hall.

The Market Hall development in Devonport, Plymouth, received a significant funding boost today as Chancellor Philip Hammond announced £1million investment for the new ‘digital creative space’ in his Autumn Statement. The sum comes as part of the Treasury’s ‘Cultural Investments’ championed by Arts Council England.

The £5million Market Hall scheme www.themarkethall.co.uk is led by RIO – the Real Ideas Organisation – working with Plymouth City Council, to create a new world-class space for digital technology, arts, research and education. The Market Hall is scheduled for completion in 2018 and will feature space for learning, skills development, expo and events, research and experimentation as well as a 15m immersive dome theatre – the first of its kind in Europe.

Treasury’s Autumn Statement delivers major investment for Market Hall