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Preston Market and car park demolition to be documented on video

Posted on - 10th January, 2019 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - History, Nostalgia, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Videos
The former Indoor Market building will be knocked down Pic: Adam Kean
The former Indoor Market building will be knocked down Pic: Adam Kean

A Preston YouTube is setting out to document the demolition of the city’s Indoor Market and Market Hall car park.

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Adam Kean says he will be paying a visit each week to see the knocking down of both buildings.

Preston City Council closed the Indoor Market to move it into a new custom-built £4million Market Hall under the Outdoor Covered Market.

The 1970s building is due to be flattened along with the Market Hall car park which closed to motorists on Friday 4 January.

Read more: Preston Market Hall’s new porch is in place

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Adam Kean has released his first video showing both buildings still standing but internal work beginning to size up the demolition job.

Bradley Group have won the £1.5million contract.

In the building’s place will be a multi-screen cinema and restaurant complex.

The view from Orchard Street looking up towards the Markets
The view from Orchard Street looking up towards the Markets

Adam said: “I’m hoping to document the full demolition and the building of the new cinema.

“I like to look back at the buildings, that brought so many memories to us in the past.

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“I used to visit the Indoor Market every week before it’s closure, mainly for the food stalls.”

Read more: Exhibition captures final days of the Preston Indoor Market

Did you shop in the old Indoor Market? Any memories? What do you think of the new market? Let us know in the comments below

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