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When demolition work is due on Preston’s former Indoor Market

Posted on - 5th March, 2018 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston News, Redevelopment
The old Markets building is not long for this world
The old Markets building is not long for this world Pic: Joseph Gudgeon

As Preston’s new Market Hall continues to trade and more stalls open there’s the wrecking ball hanging over the former market.

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Preston’s Indoor Market is due for demolition to make way for a £50million cinema and restaurants complex.

The Light Cinema Chain is lined up to run the 11-screen cinema and a new car park is also to be built.

£4million has already been spent on the new market hall which is under the canopy of the Victorian Outdoor Covered Market.

The new Preston Market Hall at night Pic: Tony Worrall
The new Preston Market Hall at night Pic: Tony Worrall

Read more: When the final day of Preston Markets was captured on camera

Here’s the key questions answered

When will the demolition begin?

It’s due to start during the summer on the old Market building

When will the cinema and restaurants open?

Due to be in 2020

Which restaurants are going to be there?

They won’t say yet.

Read more: Preston wants these restaurants in the new Market cinema

Is the Market Hall car park still open?

Yes, you can still use it

When will the car park be closed off?

When the demolition work begins on the old Market

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