Menu

Preston Markets revamp contractor to be appointed

Posted on - 11th December, 2016 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, News, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Redevelopment
The covered market is to include a glazed interior, protecting the permanent stalls from the elements

The covered market is to include a glazed interior, protecting the permanent stalls from the elements

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.

Workmen begin to put up scaffolding on the covered market on Friday Pic: Paul Melling and the new look Markets plan

Workmen begin to put up scaffolding on the covered market on Friday Pic: Paul Melling and the new look Markets plan

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.”

Read more: Preston wants THESE restaurants in Markets revamp

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.

How do you think the Markets scheme is progressing? Let us know your views in the comments below

Share
Preston in pictures Engine on the swing bridge at PrestonLone in PrestonSpud van in PrestonWalking the Guild WheelIMG_3553IMG_3557IMG_3570IMG_3549 View more Advertisement Subscribe to the newsletter

Sign up below to receive Blog Preston's weekly newsletter. It wings its way into inboxes every Sunday rounding up our best content from the last week and a look ahead to what's happening.

Advertisement News by location

Find news by location, select an area of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.

Advertisement Categories

Find news by category, select an category of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.