Bid invite to firms for next phase of Preston new Market Hall

Construction firms have been invited to bid for work on Preston's new Market Hall.

Friday, 3rd June 2016, 4:37 pm
Updated Friday, 3rd June 2016, 6:38 pm
Preston Markets - artist's impression

The city council is inviting expressions of interest from firms to build the new hall, as part of the markets area regeneration.

City council leader Peter Rankin said: “We’re at another exciting stage of the ongoing regeneration and redevelopment of Preston Markets Quarter as we start the process to identify a contractor to take on this special project for Preston.

“We would particularly like to hear from local building firms who would be interested in taking a lead role in this landmark development

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“A lot of local people have been working on the refurbishment of the market canopies already, which is wonderful. It’s great for them and great for the local economy.”

Preston-based architects, Frank Whittle Partnership, are already overseeing the project.

Deputy council council leader David Borrow said: “The Markets Quarter is a hugely important development for Preston, and we’d be pleased if a local construction firm was able to get this contract.”

The plans for the new market hall include a free-standing glazed and timber-clad structure, which will be housed under the renovated 1875 canopy.