A multi-million contract for the Preston Markets revamp is due to be awarded this week.Advertisement
Preston City Council meets on Thursday (15 December) and it’ll decide whether to approve the awarding.
It is understood it will be a Preston-based firm awarded the contract.
The city council wants to pull down the current Indoor Market, car park and the majority of Lancastria House.
In its place will be a new cinema and restaurant complex, with a glazed structure created under the existing Outdoor Market canopy for the the market to continue operating from.
Leader of the city council councillor Peter Rankin said in June when announcing the tender process: “We would particularly like to hear from local building firms who would be interested in taking a lead role in this landmark development in the city.
“A lot of local people have been working on the refurbishment of the market canopies already, which is wonderful. It’s great for them and great for the local economy. We would love the building of the new Market Hall to also benefit the local supply chain.”
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The report to the city council is restricted from public view due to commercial reasons – but whoever has been successful in securing the contract is due to be announced shortly after.
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