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Crewe Market Hall refurbishment plans take a step forward

8 May 2018

Crewe’s historic Market Hall is about to embark on the next step in its journey, which will see it transformed into a retail and leisure destination fit for the 21st century.

Work to remodel and refurbish the Market Hall is planned to start in the summer and is part of a wider £48.3million scheme to revitalise Crewe town centre.

In the meantime, the building remains open for business and many traders are still operating out of their usual units, while work is being done to set up a new temporary trading area outside.

The new area will be established under the covered sheds at the back of the Market Hall, which already houses a number of other traders, and will operate until the refurbishment work is completed. There will be space for new businesses to set up, too.

CouncilloCllr-Paul-Batesr Paul Bates, Cheshire East Council cabinet member for finance and communications, said: “These are exciting times for Crewe Market Hall and the plans to refurbish the building are progressing well.

“We want it to achieve its potential and become a hub of activity, both during the day and evening, and its transformation will play an important role in Crewe town centre’s development.

“While the work is being carried out, I’d like to remind shoppers that traders remain open and urge them to continue to support these independent businesses. I’d also like to encourage any potential new traders to get in touch so we can discuss the options for them setting up under the covered sheds.”

The remodelling and refurbishment of Crewe Market Hall is being supported by Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership, utilising the government’s Local Growth Fund.

A planning application for the work, which includes proposed changes to the entrances, new external extensions and plans to use part of Market Hall for events, is expected to be determined later this month.

For more information about setting up a business in the covered sheds, email: peter.andrews@ansa.co.uk