New stall holders are being encouraged to come forward as Preston Markets are being redeveloped with the creation of a brand new market hall.Advertisement
There are a range of markets including the new Market Hall, the Outdoor Market and the innovative Box Market which are all adapting under a new scheme.
The current redevelopment by Preston City Council is a major investment and is seen as being a key catalyst for the regeneration of the Markets Quarter and City Centre.
Proposals for the new market hall involve a contemporary glass, steel and timber structure celebrating the heritage asset, whilst significantly improving the opportunity for traders to operate in a more prominent location with visibility, permeability and accessibility.
Around three-quarters of the new market hall will be given over to food stalls, with the remainder potentially available to an interesting mix of non-food stalls.
The investment in the historic market structures also include 8 upgraded shipping containers to be provided at the Box Market for trading under the Fish Market canopy, along with wider developments such as a new cinema, restaurants, car park and hotel.
The Council said: “It will continue as the place for Prestonians to buy quality products at competitive prices whilst becoming a destination for visitors from across the region.”
The new markets will reflect the changing face of retailing with an emphasis on variety, uniqueness and a reflection of the broad spectrum of customers they council hopes to attract.
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Anyone wanting to apply to become a stall holder needs to complete an Expression of Interest form which can be found on Preston City Council‘s website.
Expression of Interests forms must be submitted by Monday 7 November at 5pm.
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