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Restoration of Market Canopy Completed

Tuesday, 20th December 2016

Another important milestone is reached this week with the reopening of the Larger Covered Market canopy following its full restoration and redecoration. Under the expert direction of main contractor FPE Global Ltd and managing architects Preston based Frank Whittle Partnership, the Victorian Grade II listed canopy has had its roof and metalwork carefully repaired and been fully cleaned and repainted. A range of locally based subcontractors including the painters, electrical contractors and roof repairers carried out the work.

The completion of the restoration works on schedule paves the way for the construction of the new market facilities in the New Year which received the final go ahead from the Council last week.

Councillor Peter Rankin, Leader of Preston City Council said:

“It is great to see this wonderful canopy restored to the highest of standards by local skilled tradesmen, standing proudly next the Fish Market canopy which was restored earlier this year. This is a fantastic achievement and with the recent announcement of our contractors for the next phase we are making significant progress with the Markets Quarter project.

“The completion of the canopy refurbishment is a great way to end 2016 and the building of the new market the perfect way to start 2017 - a year which promises to be incredibly exciting for the market and for Preston.”

Roger Speakman from FPE Global said;

“We are immensely proud to have worked on this prestigious project at the heart of Preston’s priority regeneration quarter. FPE Global Site Operations has been able to utilise its wealth of experience in heritage restoration to deliver a high quality scheme on schedule. It’s not often we get the opportunity to work on such an impressive structure as the 1875 market canopy but we believe that, alongside the restored Fish Market canopy that we also completed earlier this year, FPE and our local subcontractors have reinstated the market canopies as an asset all Prestonians can once again be very proud of.”

John Bridge, Project Architect at Frank Whittle Partnerships Ltd said;

“The successful restoration of the Fish Market canopy with FPE earlier this year and now the completion of our stunning 1875 grade II listed Market canopy, is the perfect way to finish for Christmas.

The energy efficient LED lighting, specialist paint finishes and repairs to the Victorian cast iron detailing, will ensure our canopies will stand out for many years to come.”

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