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Preston Markets move under the Fish Market canopy

Posted on - 19th February, 2017 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - News, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Redevelopment
One of the temporary signs going up for the market works Pic: Tony Worrall
One of the temporary signs going up for the market works Pic: Tony Worrall

Preston’s Market tradition is continuing – but it has a temporary new home.

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Conlon Construction have begun work on the new indoor-outdoor market under the main Market canopy.

This means traders using the outdoor market and the second-hand market, and car boot, are using the recently restored Fish Market canopy.

It’s a much smaller place but traders say it is ‘business as usual’.

The current Indoor Market is also trading as usual during the works, which are expected to take around nine months.

The recently restored Fish Market canopy Pic: Paul Melling

The recently restored Fish Market canopy Pic: Paul Melling

Hoardings have gone up around the site as the new glass structure is built under the new canopy.

Read more: Preston’s listed market canopy restoration is finished

Preston City Council confirmed permanent signage for both the indoor and outdoor markets was in progress, and they are ‘committed to promoting the markets throughout and beyond the works’.

The Market canopy lit at night
The Market canopy lit at night

The new indoor market is part of the £50million markets quarter project which includes demolition of the current indoor market, Market Hall car park and the majority of Lancastria House.

Read more: Preston wants these restaurants in the revamp

In its place will be a multi-screen cinema and restaurants complex, along with a new multi-storey car park.

What do you think about the markets work? Are you a stallholder? Let us know your views in the comments below

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