Preston Markets Refurbishment – Phase 1
Preston City Council plan to refurbish the Fish Market (the smaller market canopy) as phase 1 of the market project. The Covered Market (the larger 1875 canopy) will be refurbished as part of phase 2 which will also include the new markets facilities.
We expect the Fish Market to be used more intensively whilst work is carried out on the Covered Market to ensure this fantastic listed structure remains fit for purpose long into the future.
A provisional timetable indicates works will start in early autumn 2015 with the Fish Market being closed until later in the year, but all timescales at this stage are approximate.
The Council’s Cabinet will consider and make a decision on the Fish Market works on 11 March, and if approved will enable an early start on the wider markets project.
Cabinet Member for Community and Environment, Councillor Robert Boswell said;
“We will carefully consider this report in the light of the recommendations that an early start on phase 1 of the project is the best way forward at this time.”
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