Tameside Council, supported by architect and planner IBI Group, is on site with the £4.5m remodelling of the historic Ashton market square as part of its £76m regeneration of the town centre.
The scheme involves the construction of stalls, contemporary kiosks and the creation of a new civic space.
Work on the market is part of the council’s multi-million pound town centre development masterplan, known as Vision Tameside. Further emerging developments include the Tameside College campus which is being relocated into the town centre, a Joint Service Centre and the Tameside Transport Interchange.
Damien Bourke, assistant executive director at Tameside Council, said: “The transformation of the market square is a key part of our ambitious redevelopment strategy to bring greater economic prosperity to Tameside.”