Dramatic pictures show how far Preston’s indoor market and car park demolition has progressed
It stood for almost half a century and it is being flattened in a matter of weeks.
By Colin Ainscough
Wednesday, 14th August 2019, 8:48 am
Updated Wednesday, 14th August 2019, 9:48 am
The demolition site in Preston
These dramatic pictures show how far demolition work has progressed since the first wrecking ball struck Preston’s former indoor market and car park just 30 days ago. You can watch time-lapse footage of the demolition here
It is expected the area will be completely cleared by the end of October.
The demolition will make way for a multi-million pound cinema and restaurants development.
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This is the fourth stage of the ambitious redevelopment of Prestons Markets Quarter - the councils flagship project.
The old market hall cost 773,000 to build back in 1972.
The bill for the demolition is 1.5m.
The market hall closed in March 2018, with the adjacent car park shutting to traffic in January this year.
There will also be a 593 space multi-storey car park with direct access from Ringway.
In their place there are plans for an 11-screen cinema, seven family restaurants and the creation of a new public square.