March 12, 2018 - News
Mayor of Preston, Councillor Brian Rollo, cut the red ribbon to officially open Preston’s new Market Hall on Saturday 10th March 2018, joined by Councillor Peter Rankin, Leader of Preston City Council, Councillor Robert Boswell and Sam Livesey, Chairman of the Preston Market Traders Association.
Beneath the iconic roof of the Grade II Listed building a glazed, ’boutique-style’ market hall and events space has been created to compliment the 1924 ‘Old Fish Market’. Close liaison was maintained with both the local community and market traders throughout the construction phase.
The result is outstanding and a testament to both our project team and supply chain who have left behind a legacy for Preston that both Market Traders and people of Lancashire will enjoy for many years to come under the Grade II listed market canopies.
Frank Whittle Architect, John Bridge said:
As Project Architect the key to the success of the Preston Market, has been the collaboration and communication between client, designer and contractor. The high quality design and tight budget depended on both accurate information and the ability to interrogate the detail, which highlighted that all important balance between Contract and Relationship.
Preston Market Traders Association Chairman Sam Livesey said:
Conlon have really given traders a home that we can be proud to sell our produce from. They have been very accommodating with our requests, understanding that different traders have many different requirements. The Conlon Team have always been on hand if there have been any queries or questions.
Chairman, Michael Conlon added:
We have worked closely with Preston City Council, FWP and the Market Traders to produce a modern market place which compliments the heritage and the structure of the surrounding buildings. The market has now been up and running for a couple of weeks prior to the official opening and the feedback from traders and the general public has been very positive.