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Preview of Crewe Market Hall as works continue with new operator on board

Cheshire East Council is pleased to announce Market Asset Management as the new operator for Crewe Market Hall and the rest of the town’s markets.

Preview images have also been released showcasing the new Crewe Market Hall – giving a glimpse into the exciting venue that will be on offer from spring 2021.

Initially opening five days a week, the refurbished Market Hall will be brimming with high-quality, fresh food and independent eateries and retailers, while also featuring pop-up stalls and events.

There will be a regular programme of activities and demonstrations and flexibility for the building to be opened up during the evening for events, entertainment and other themed activities.

Councillor Nick Mannion, Cheshire East Cabinet member for environment and regeneration, said: “Crewe is a town that’s very much growing and we are committed to its regeneration. The refurbishment of Market Hall will see it transformed in keeping with the building’s rich history and these images show just a glimmer of how the site will look next year.

“We are also delighted to have a market operator that shares our vision for revitalising Crewe’s markets and look forward to the role they will play in the town centre’s wider regeneration.”

Work on the Market Hall will continue to move forward in accordance with Covid-19 safety measures, which are already in place on site. Further images of the Market Hall will be released in the coming months, as the project progresses.

Hayden Ferriby, commercial director at Market Asset Management, said: “Our whole team at Market Asset Management is excited and honoured to be selected to help launch the next era for the Market Hall and markets in Crewe.

“We are passionate about restoring markets to the heart of their community, and as a company we believe that markets are more important than ever, supporting small businesses, creating employment and becoming a focal point for local events and entertainment."

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

Philip Cox, chief executive at Cheshire and Warrington LEP, said: “It’s fantastic to see the plans for Crewe Market Hall progressing and on course for a spring relaunch.

“Crewe is a key priority for us and is the subject of significant investment and transformational improvement. This latest update in the refurbishment scheme signals a major milestone in the town’s growth.”

More information about the Market Hall project can be found here: cheshireeast.gov.uk/crewemarkethall

Local Growth Fund:

Local Enterprise Partnerships are playing a vital role in driving forward economic growth across the country, helping to build a country that works for everyone.

That is why by 2021 Government will have invested over £12bn through the Local Growth Fund, allowing LEPs to use their local knowledge to get all areas of the country firing on all cylinders.

● There are 38 LEPs covering the whole of England.

● The government has awarded £9.1bn in three rounds of Growth Deals to local areas to drive economic growth.

● LEPs are investing in a wide range of projects including transport, skills, business support, broadband, innovation and flood defences.

Northern Powerhouse

The Northern Powerhouse is a key aspect of this Government’s approach to addressing the productivity gap in the north and ensuring a stronger, more sustainable economy for all parts of the UK.

The government has awarded £3.4bn in three rounds of Growth Deals across the Northern Powerhouse.

Pictured - The refurbishment of Crewe Market Hall is well underway.

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