Crewe Market Hall

Overhauled Crewe Market due for 2020 reopening

Work has begun on a £3m project to refurbish Crewe Market Hall, with the council set to launch the procurement process for an operator in the coming weeks.

The remodeling of the grade two-listed building got under way at the beginning of June as part of a £50m investment in Crewe town centre. Parkinson is the contractor, while Purcell is the architect.

The refurbished Market Hall will be open six days a week, and will include independent eateries and retailers, as well as pop-up stalls. The building also has the potential to be opened up during the evening for events.

As part of the project, the Victorian building’s archways will be opened up as entrances and fitted with glazed doors, while external repairs will be made to the brickwork. There will be 22 new permanent stalls, a further 12 regularly-changing pop-up stalls, event spaces, and renovated and extended toilet facilities.

Crewe Market Hall Internal

With a planned opening date of summer 2020, Cheshire East Council is calling for expressions of interest from potential traders.

Cllr Nick Mannion, Cheshire East Council cabinet member for environment and regeneration, said: “Crewe is a town that’s very much growing and the refurbishment and remodelling of Market Hall will play an important role in the town repositioning itself as a prime leisure and retail destination.

“We want to hear from traders who believe in our vision for Market Hall and want to see it, and the town, thrive as much as we do – whether that’s an artisan wanting to retail their products, a sole trader wanting to take the next step, or an established trader looking to expand or relocate to a prime new spot.”

The Market Hall redevelopment project is part of the Crewe town centre regeneration programme, which is supported by £10m in funding from the Government’s Local Growth Fund through the Cheshire & Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership.

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Long overdue. Not only the market to tackle but the bus station which looks like a sore eye. It is a disgrace. Do many new houses being built and the place is like a ghost town. The council should be ashamed of themselves. No vision. You need to encourage Primark to come to boost the economy.

By Lilian Thomas

Get all the many potholes fixed

By Mrs Smith

Not before time.Many promises to boost the town with revamp but where when? ,Must See it to believe it.

By Anonymous

Good to hear some progress is finally being made. We need fresh fruit & veg stalls similar to continental markets model. Butchers, fishmongers, bakery/cake stalls, pet food stall, cobbler, deli, newsagent, music, coffee stall. Don’t won’t to see numerous cheap clothes stalls selling similar items on packed rails, which you wouldn’t buy in a million years.

By Brian

The council has left it too late to revive Crewe, the town is shambolic, what ever happened to the new bus station? There is nothing to go to Crewe for.

By J brown

This will be an expensive white elephant. The former stallholders have either ceased business, moved to different markets or relocated into shops. Who exactly is going to trade there when it does finally open (in 2021 knowing the way projects overrun)? The council will no doubt charge extortionate rents to trade in a shiny new market on the edge of a crumbling ghost town.

By Natalie

May aswell throw the money in the bin. How many more artist’s impresions do we have to look at? All the income that’s been wasted on all the town centre shops closed waiting for demolition that never seems to get any closer. Its reckless.

By Jill Shore

To little to late I think.

By Dave Lowe

Cllr Mannion must be looking at another town? Where’s the ” rapidly growing town”.?
It’s been going downhill for years,since the retail park destroyed it!

By Nev Jack

Fill up the shops reduce rents and rates and free parking .Make it a place people want to go

By Steve smith

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