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8th December 2010

TOR2 helps restore Brixham's Old Fish Market

TOR2 has played an important role in restoring an iconic Brixham building, to provide an attractive and useful resource for the fishing industry and wider community.

The renovation of the historic Old Fish Market has included a new canopy roof, new lights, concrete repairs and a complete paint job.

Ugly chicken wire, which prevented pigeons nesting in the harbourside venue, has been replaced with more attractive polycarbonate covers.

The work - carried out by TOR2 working in partnership with Torbay Development Agency - has transformed the structure into a high profile heritage feature on the port's quayside.

Paul Labistour, Brixham harbourmaster, said: "They've done a really good job. It looks really smart and hopefully it will provide a useful area for the fishing industry and the community for many years to come."

As well as being a popular visitor destination, Brixham is a working harbour boasting the largest catch in England.

The landing and selling of fish moved to its current location on the new fish quay in 1970, but the Old Fish Market is still used by fishermen to repair their nets.

The old steel and tin structure appears in photographs dating back to 1891. The market has been subject to small scale improvements and repairs over the decades but none as effective or as thorough as this latest restoration.

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