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Restored Fish Market canopy reopens to Prestonians

Posted on - 21st May, 2016 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - News, Preston City Centre, Preston Council
Preston's restored Fish Market canopy has a new coat of paint and structural repairs, it was formally reopened on Friday

Preston’s restored Fish Market canopy has a new coat of paint and structural repairs, it was formally reopened on Friday Pics: Stephen Walkden

Preston’s historic Fish Market canopy has been covered in scaffolding since January, but has now emerged blinking back into the light.

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Built in the mid-1920s the grade-II listed structure had begun to crumble and has now been restored to its former glory.

Work on the canopy has taken five months and been completed by specialist contractors.

Joe Hannett said: “Love it. Was walking past the other day while the guys were doing the intricate little bits. Looks smart and will key in brilliantly with the next stages. Good job.”

Rebecca Scott commented: “Looks great! It’s nice to see things being restored and cared for in the city.”

Danii Skyes said: “Can’t see a different myself!”

While Lee Robbo said: “What’s different about it? A lick of paint?”

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Preston’s car boot sale is to return to its usual venue now the Fish Market is fully operational again.

Nearly £500,000 was spent by Preston City Council on the Fish Market canopy, which is the first stage in the restoration of the city’s markets.

Related: Snapshot of Preston Indoor Market captured for eternity

Plans have been lodged for the restoration of the main outdoor covered market and a £50m cinema and restaurant complex to replace the current Indoor Market Hall and car park.

What do you think of the newly restored Fish Market canopy? Let us know in the comments below

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