Crewe Market Hall redevelopment
The transformation of Crewe’s historic Market Hall is almost ready to be unveiled – breathing new life into the Grade II-listed building and turning it into a vibrant hub at the heart of this growing town.
With a planned opening date of 17 May and an official launch earmarked for 21 June, the refurbished Market Hall will be brimming with a range of high quality traders including fresh food retailers, independent eateries, artisans and makers, while also featuring pop-up stalls and events.
Initially opening five days a week – with a new commercial operator, Market Asset Management – there will be a regular programme of activities and demonstrations and flexibility for the building to be opened up during the evening for events, entertainment and other themed activities.
The £3m programme of refurbishment has seen the Victorian building’s large archways opened up as entrances and fitted with glazed doors, while external repairs have been made to the brickwork.
The interior has undergone a complete redecoration and remodelling and the existing stalls have been replaced with units more in keeping with the building’s rich history.
As well as the 17 new permanent stalls, there is event space and fully renovated and extended toilet facilities – all complemented by new flooring, electrics, heating and lighting throughout the building.
Part of a total £50m programme of investment in the town centre, the refurbishment of the Market Hall plays an important role in Crewe repositioning itself as a prime leisure and retail destination.
The Market Hall project is supported by the Government’s Local Growth Fund through Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership.
Fantastic new traders announced
As we look forward to the Market Hall’s reopening, we are excited to share details of some of the new traders joining us – giving a taste of all that will be on offer.
Family-run Mini Beans Coffee will offer shoppers top quality beverages and a range of handmade products, while family-run Jordy’s Pizza will be serving up mouth-watering flavours with its handmade wood-fired pizzas.
Jordan Hassall, owner of Jordy’s Pizza, said: “I’m very excited to open at Crewe Market Hall. As soon as I heard about it and saw the plans, I wanted to be a part of it.
“As our current customers already know, our pizzas are all made to order from scratch using authentic ingredients and traditional methods to produce exceptional pizza.
“We’re investing in the best wood-fired oven around and equipment to ensure we can provide customers with beautiful tasting pizzas and friendly service.”
Also set to open at Market Hall is independent home and gift boutique Wattle & Home, which prides itself in offering handpicked collections ‘perfectly curated for mindful living and thoughtful giving’.
Hannah Sharkey of Wattle & Home, whose products are sourced from independent businesses and designers, with consideration for eco-friendly manufacturing and packaging, said: “It’s an amazing opportunity to be part of the regeneration of Crewe and the new Crewe Market Hall; my aim is to promote UK based designers and makers and I hope that I can inspire the community to support small businesses by shopping local.”
Meanwhile, popular Northwich-based The Salty Dog will be taking up occupancy of the bar with ‘The Crewe Dog’ – bringing with it a brilliant selection of craft beers and extensive experience in running bars and entertainment venues.
Owner Chris Mundie said: “We are really looking forward to opening up in Crewe and bringing the best craft beer and real ale selection we can, the project looks amazing so far – we can't wait to get started.”
Also joining the Market Hall is Mighty Burger Club with its great-tasting smash patty burgers, classic hot dogs and delicious shakes.
Owners Jess Martindale and Dale Evans said: “We are so very excited to be part of this great project. The new Market Hall is something we should all be proud to be part of and have here in our home-town.”
Adding to the food offer at Market Hall will be Nature’s Street Chef, which specialises in vegan street food that is influenced by Asian, Mexican and European cuisines.
Meanwhile Casa Mexica will be offering homemade ‘totally authentic Mexican street food at its best’.
BYOCrewe – a local zero waste, plastic-free alternatives hub – is also gearing up to open, helping to ‘make the zero waste movement easier and convenient for you’.
Crewe Asian Store will sell fresh fruits, vegetables, rice, pulses, spices and much more, while Burton West Barbers, a ‘contemporary yet traditional’ gentleman’s barber shop, will offer a variety of cuts and styles in a ‘relaxed and social environment’.
Details of further traders will be announced soon.
More information will also be available at the dedicated Crewe markets website crewemarkets.co.uk