Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Work to start on Sheffield's new city market

An artist's impression of the development
Image caption The market building will house 200 indoor stalls

Work on a new indoor market hall for Sheffield will begin in June as part of £20m developments in the city centre, the council has announced.

The £17.5m market will occupy a full block on the corner of The Moor and Earl Street.

It will include a double-height market hall, eight shop units and an open-air service yard.

The 79,000 sq ft (7,300 sq m) market building will house 200 indoor stalls and replace the Castle Markets.

'Central to Sheffield'

The market hall will feature a glass-canopied main entrance on the Moor and be covered by a timber and glass roof. The building will incorporate low energy cooling and waste recycling.

Simon Green, Sheffield City Council's executive director for place, said: "The markets have been central to Sheffield for over 800 years and house one of our largest concentrations of small businesses.

"The new Moor market will give them a tremendous opportunity to reach a wider range of customers."

The council is also to spend £2.6m to complete an upgrade of the public areas of the Upper Moor.

Work on both contracts is due to be completed by the end of 2013.

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