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Preston Markets work continues as more stall details emerge

Posted on - 18th April, 2017 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, News, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Redevelopment

What will be within the new look Preston Market has become clearer as work continues at pace to install the new glazed structure.

Piling by Conlon Construction has begun as the foundations are put in place to put the glass market area within the current Covered Market.

Costing more than £4million the new market is one of the first stages in the £50million regeneration scheme which includes demolishing the current Indoor Market.

A leaflet, produced by Preston City Council, has shown how the new market will be made up in terms of stalls.

Applicant information also includes the proposed new logo and branding for the market.

A new logo for the Markets?
A new logo for the Markets?

Read more: Markets move under the Fish Market while work begins

Around three-quarters of the stalls within the glazed area will be for food and drink – with the council saying they want it to be tradition food stalls including greengrocers, butchers, fishmongers and dairy produce.

A high quality market stall at Leicester Market, the kind the city council says will be in the newly refurbished covered market
A high quality market stall at Leicester Market, the kind the city council says will be in the newly refurbished covered market

The remaining 25 per cent of stalls would be for ‘quality’ non-food and service stalls.

Alongside the new market would be a contemporary ‘box market’ under the Fish Market canopy.

Read more: Amounderness House to be sold off by the city council

The shipping containers are being converted for non-food stalls and the city council says they are going to trial it for three years before deciding whether to make it permanent.

Costs of having a stall in the market vary depending on the size of stall but a standard weekly rent for the main market is 99p per square foot per week. Within the box market is comes in as 23p per square foot per week.

The markets are due to operate from 8am to 6pm Monday to Saturday and from 11am to 4pm on Sundays.

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