The Market Place conforms to all definitions of a perfect public space in terms of its location in the town, size, proportion and enclosure. However the space was dominated by traffic and cluttered with uncoordinated fixtures. We approached the project in two main ways. While considering how it should be re-imagined both materially and aesthetically we also considered how adjustments to the square could allow for different uses and events, how these could be programmed and the priorities with the square amended temporarily to affect these opportunities. Many of the significant changes involved works to the highway and traffic flow and de-cluttering the space of the plethora of signage, lighting and street furniture which had built up over the years.