Market HallNews
21st March 2018

Hemingway Design to join Market Hall Team

Internationally renowned designers Hemingway Design, co-founded by Wayne Hemingway MBE, has been appointed by RIO – the Real Ideas Organisation – to join the design team working on the Market Hall development in Devonport, Plymouth. With an impressive back catalogue of innovative and thoughtful design solutions, particularly for regeneration and the built environment, Hemingway Design will lead on interior design…
Market HallNews
6th March 2018

Kier to transform Plymouth’s iconic Market Hall into immersive cinema – the first of its kind in Europe

Kier has been named preferred bidder by the Real Ideas Organisation (RIO) to build a centre for immersive technologies, featuring a 360 degree cinema, the first of its kind in Europe. The £7.2m project will extend and transform the grade II listed Market Hall in Devonport, Plymouth to become a world class centre for research, enterprise, education and culture in…
Market HallNews
15th August 2017

Students Urged to Apply for Pioneering Cyber Schools Programme

Teenagers are being encouraged to register their interest in taking part in a cyber security schools programme being rolled out as part of plans to help the nation address the risk of a future skills shortage. Today a new website has been launched where students, teachers and industry can register their interest. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)’s Cyber…
Market HallNews
20th July 2017

Planning permission granted for Market Hall development

Plymouth City Council has granted planning permission for the £7million redevelopment of the Market Hall in Devonport, which will see the derelict Grade II listed building transformed into a cutting-edge space for digital skills, research, learning and entertainment. The Market Hall development is being led by RIO – the Real Ideas Organisation – in partnership with Plymouth City Council, i-DAT…
Market HallNews
16th March 2017

Market Hall plans to be submitted

Plans for the £7million redevelopment of the Market Hall are to be submitted tomorrow by RIO which will see them transform the derelict Grade II listed building into a cutting-edge space for digital skills, research, learning and entertainment. Working with Le Page Architects, RIO has developed a scheme which adds an additional 820sqm to the current shell of the former Market…
Market HallNews
23rd November 2016

Treasury’s Autumn Statement delivers major investment for 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…
Market HallNews
27th October 2016

1:1 e-learning in schools boosts academic skills

Learning Foundation produced a parental survey showing that 1:1 e-learning in schools boosts academic skills. The consultancy works with schools to introduce computers for every child in a class, year group or entire school, whatever their income and provides access to training in e-learning skills for teachers. More than 40% of parents of children who had previously had access to computers…
Market HallNews
27th September 2016

Digital Day is back for its 4th year

On 15th November, Digital Day is back for its 4th year, raising awareness of digital career opportunities. British Interactive Media Association (BIMA) have worked with thousands of students so far and are ready for another year! Digital Day is aimed at students aged 13-18 years and is free to take part in. There are workshops held in creating new digital…
Market HallNews
20th September 2016

Learning Technology Enhances Workforce Assets

Technology is now a seamless part of our world; in education, the workplace and at home technology enhances the learning experience and supports learner development. Sophisticated digital learning programmes can enhance the learner experience. By providing personalised, interactive and engaging content, and outcomes-based reporting, they can complement in-person teaching to deliver an all-round learning experience. An example of how this…
Market HallNews
30th August 2016

The Augmented Classroom

The new augmented reality mobile game Pokémon GO has been a huge success with more than 30 million people who have downloaded the smartphone app. The app takes players to real-world locations and simulates Pokémon for them to catch and battle. Using augmented reality technology to great effect, an engaging gameplay has been created that marries reality with fantasy. It has…
Market HallNews
7th July 2016

The Market Hall community consultation events

The Market Hall is set to become Plymouth’s new space for digital arts, research, education and visitors.  In partnership with Plymouth University’s i-DAT (Institute for Digital Arts and Technology), City College Plymouth, Devonport High School for Boys and a range of the city’s brightest tech companies, the new 22,500 square foot centre will offer office, lab and teaching space;  conference…
Market HallNews
31st May 2016

Closing the Circle: digital, transport and the circular economy

RIO and the Market Hall are bringing a new digital event focused on how digital technology can solve transport issues to Devonport Guildhall on Thursday 16th June. The environment, health, resource depletion, productivity, urban growth and congestion are all problems of transport. However the advance of digital and growing movements around smarter cities, the internet of things and ideas of…