Preston’s Market Hall up for a planning award

Posted on - 22nd March, 2019 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Politics, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston News
Inside the Market Hall in Preston Pic: Tony Worrall
Inside the Market Hall in Preston Pic: Tony Worrall

Preston Markets have made the final of a planning awards.


The new market hall, under the cover of the grade-II listed Outdoor Market canopy, has been shortlisted in the ‘best use of publicly-owned land and/or property in placemaking’ category.

Opened in February last year the £4million building replaced the previous Indoor Market building which is being demolished to make way for a new cinema and restaurants complex.

The Planning Awards 2019 states: “The project has delivered an attractive and vibrant ‘European-style’ market that provides an improved food offer but which retains some of the more traditional market stalls. What makes our scheme particularly exciting and unique is the free-standing glazed Market Hall under main canopy.

“The restoration of the listed canopies has been carried out to a very high standard preserving and celebrating the quality of these historic structures.

“Finally we believe that the project has adhered to the Council’s values of ‘keeping it local’ having been designed and built by local businesses for the benefit of the people of Preston.”

Redman's in the new Market Hall Pic: Tony Worrall
Redman’s in the new Market Hall Pic: Tony Worrall

Preston City Council’s director of customer services and interim deputy chief executive Neil Fairhurst said: “We are delighted to hear that Preston Markets has been shortlisted in the ‘Best use of publicly- owned land and/or property in placemaking’ category at the Planning Awards 2019.

“This is a prestigious nomination and highlights the hard work from the Markets project team and contractors, who have made it all possible. We look forward to the announcement of the winners in June and send our congratulations to all the other finalists.”

Read More: Lancastria House will no longer be part of the Markets scheme

The shortlist
8 Albert Embankment, Lambeth
Cassiobury Park Restoration, Watford
Highgate Newtown Community Centre
Preston Markets
St Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey
Uplands Farm Estate
Waltham Forest Town Hall Campus Redevelopment

Read more: Two stalls close down in Preston Market Hall

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