Ellesmere Port Market consultation, CWAC, p CWAC

The revamp of Ellesmere Port Market has been approved. Credit: via CWAC

Ellesmere Port £8.5m market revamp recommended for approval

AHR Architects has drawn up designs for the project, which will revitalise the 68,000 sq ft venue.

Cheshire West and Chester Council’s planning committee meets on Tuesday to decide on the proposals.

The finance for the regeneration work is being drawn mostly from the £13.4m awarded to CWAC from the government’s Levelling Up Fund. The authority has committed a further £1.4m towards the scheme.

Gardiner & Theobold is providing project management services for the market scheme, which will see food and drink units would be clustered around the central dining space, but the plans state this is not with the intention of creating a ‘food-hall’ type market.

A nod to the area’s heritage has also been made in the choice of colour scheme for the external appearance, inspired by a Vauxhall colour chart used between 1971-1974, linking the market to the nearby factory.

READ MORE: Plans tables for £8.5m Ellesmere Port Market revamp

This will see exterior colours based on ‘Sunspot’ warm yellow for the market entrance and ‘Tasman Orange’ for the flea market entrances, picked out alongside black and pale grey cladding.

The building was formerly a supermarket before it was converted into a market in the mid-2000’s, and the site covers an area of almost 68,000 sq ft. As part of the development, eight parking spaces would be lost but the applicant states there are several other public car parks nearby.

Other nearby schemes being taken forward with the levelling up funding include low-carbon town centre housing around Coronation Road, and the creation of a walking, wheeling, and cycling route.

Avison Young put together the planning statement for the proposals.

To see the plans, search for application number 23/03910/FUL on CWAC’s planning portal.

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Remember what happened to Chester Market, it’s a food hall

By Anonymous

Will the posh bottle-washers, pastry cooks, and ostelee maids be opening a subsidy of Saint Mary of Bethlehem hospital adjacent to the refurbished market site.

The redevelopment cash could produce a better value if Cheshire Oaks was extended.

The present market site could be turned into a new homes for sale site, with a update of the local railway station and services. The actual port and dicks could be updated, 21st century thought not 18th century thinking,.
New business could be encouraged along the hugh street if a major supermarket was encouraged to open.

Ellesmere Port could return to prosperity,

By Anonymous

Some new cladding ain’t going to Intice people to go there, maybe increase parking prices in the town again

By Anonymous

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