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Preston’s shipping container box market set up begins

Posted on - 8th December, 2017 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston News, Redevelopment
The containers arriving under the Fish Market Pic: Lisa Hawes
The containers arriving under the Fish Market Pic: Lisa Hawes

Dozens of shipping containers have arrived at Preston’s Fish Market canopy.

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Preston City Council is beginning to set up its new box market.

The concept market will see traders opening within the containers and is part of the restoration of the markets.

Leader of the city council councillor Peter Rankin said: “The first phase of our brand new markets opened this week with the Outdoor and Secondhand market traders moving back under the fully renovated 1875 Covered Market. The refurbished space includes granite paving, improved lighting and new trading tables made from recycled timber from the old board and trestle tables.

“Meanwhile we are taking delivery of the up-cycled shipping containers for our Box Market on the old Fish Market which we are equally excited about.

“Everything is really taking shape now and we cannot wait for the Market Hall and Box Market to be open and trading in February. It’s all really exciting. And if anyone is interested in the opportunities available at the new markets they should get in touch.”

Hoisting into position for the new box market Pic: Lisa Hawes
Hoisting into position for the new box market Pic: Lisa Hawes

A new glass-fronted market has been created under the Preston Victorian Covered Market next door – with traders expected to move in during January to begin trading in early February.

Read more: Preston’s new market nearing completion

The current Indoor Market is due to be demolished and a £50million cinema and restaurant complex.

What do you think of the box market idea? Will you be visiting? Let us know in the comments below

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