Major refurbishment work has begun on Preston’s historic Fish Market canopy.Advertisement
Traders have been moved away from under the covering as workmen move in.
Nearly £500,000 is being spent by Preston City Council on restoring the crumbling structure which was built in the mid-1920s.
FPE Site Operations have put up fencing around the edge of the canopy.
It is currently home to the regular Car Boot which is now to squeeze under the Covered Market and parts of the Fish Market as the work is finished.
The Fish Market is expected to be out of action for around five months while the work takes place.
The refurbishment is the first step in a multi-million Markets Quarter project from the city council, as they want to demolish the current Indoor Market, car park and Lancastria House to replace it with a cinema and restaurant complex. A refurbished Covered Market would become home to fixed-position market traders.
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