Crewe Market Hall redevelopment

Crewe Market Hall

Crewe’s historic Market Hall is about to undergo an exciting £3m programme of refurbishment – breathing new life into the Grade II-listed building and transforming it into a vibrant hub at the heart of this growing town.

Opening six days a week, with a new commercial operator, it 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.

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 refurbishment will see the Victorian building’s large archways opened up as entrances and fitted with glazed doors, while external repairs will be made to the brickwork.

The interior will undergo a complete redecoration and remodelling, with the existing stalls replaced with units more in keeping with the building’s rich history. There will be 22 new permanent stalls, a further 12 regularly-changing pop-up stalls, 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 will play an important role in Crewe repositioning itself as a prime leisure and retail destination.

With a planned opening date of summer 2020, Cheshire East Council is seeking expressions of interest from potential traders who are keen to be part of Crewe’s exciting future and set up shop inside this attractive building.

Register your interest in trading at Crewe Market Hall

By registering your interest you will be kept up-to-date with our plans as they progress, while we will also pass on your interest to the new markets operator once appointed by the council in the near future.

You can also read more about our plans and view a proposed layout of the remodelled building, plus find further details about the trading spaces available, in our Market Hall brochure (PDF, 1.51MB), if you are having difficulties accessing the brochure you can download our accessible Market Hall brochure (PDF, 452KB).

The council is also looking for a new operator to manage the Market Hall and the rest of Crewe’s markets. It wants someone that shares its ambitious vision for its markets and the role they will play in the town centre’s wider regeneration.

Interested operators can find out more by visiting the e-tendering portal, which will soon feature the Crewe markets opportunity.

E-tendering portal for interested market operators

If you are looking to register your interest but have a general enquiry about the scheme, which has not be answered in the brochure or the information above, please email crewemarkethall@cheshireeast.gov.uk

The Market Hall project is supported by the Government’s Local Growth Fund through Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership.

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