Preston Market Hall Nears Completion

16 November 2017

Customers old and new can look forward to shopping in the new Preston Markets early next year. The stunning new Market Hall building is approaching completion and, following consultation with traders, will open on Monday 12 February.

Prior to that the Outdoor and Second Hand Market will already be trading from the newly restored and repaved 1875 Canopy with brand new market stalls in early December. The innovative Box Market – where upgraded shipping containers will provide contemporary trading spaces and a unique shopping environment not found anywhere else in the north west – will open alongside the new Market Hall in February.

Councillor Robert Boswell, Deputy Leader and Cabinet member for environment at Preston City Council, said:

“The Market Hall, which is due for completion early December, is almost complete. With the installation of stall partitions, and glass walling and tiling almost finished, you get a real sense of what a wonderful trading and shopping space this will become.

“We now look forward to the opening of the Market Hall in February with great excitement.”

Sam Livesey, Chairman of the Preston Market Traders Association, added:

“After several years of planning and hard work the traders are excited that the new Market Hall will be opening on 12th February. The building is already looking great and we can’t wait to make the move.

“In the meantime we look forward to serving our loyal customers from our current home over the Christmas period.”

Glazing and canopy at Preston’s new Market Hall


• Traders going into the new market hall will be released in the coming weeks.

• The market hall will be completed and handed over by Conlon Construction to the City Council in early December.

• The Outdoor Market has new bespoke trading tables as well as Preston Markets branded umbrellas.

• The brand new Market Hall located under part of the grand Victorian canopy is a glass walled structure that lets in light at all angles, providing a bright and airy atmosphere with views up into the restored canopy roof structure. The materials and colour scheme have been chosen carefully to complement and enhance the canopy showcasing the traditional and new product lines at their best whilst providing both current and new traders with a unique and enjoyable place to trade and for customers to shop, eat and relax.

• The innovative Box Market has taken inspiration from well-known London markets. Upgraded shipping containers located under the historic Fish Market canopy will provide contemporary trading spaces. The flexibility of the retail space makes the Box Market an exciting place to trade and offers a distinctive shopping environment not found anywhere else in the north west.

• You can register your interest in the Outdoor Market and apply for the Market Hall and Box Market at

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