Crewe Market Hall redevelopment
As with many markets in similar towns, Crewe’s markets have struggled as discount retailers have moved into town centres, other retailers have migrated elsewhere and online competition has grown. In developing a new vision for our markets, Cheshire East Council has taken a bold step in the transformation of the town’s markets, focusing on the Market Hall, which will shortly undergo a £3m redevelopment, which is expected to complete autumn 2019.
The redevelopment of the Market Hall comprises three main elements:
- securing vacant possession and providing interim arrangements to enable the redevelopment
- secure consents and commencing works; planning consent has been obtained and Parkinsons has been selected as lead contractor
- drafting of documents to commence the procurement of a new markets operator are well advanced, with the intention of appointing an operator to allow for an extended period of pre-letting