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  A new era beckons for Warrington
  How the temporary market will look, inside and out
THE latest plans for Warrington’s new £10 million permanent market hall have been unveiled, as work on the foundations of a sleek, new temporary market continues.
And the good news is that the traders have been involved in the planning process every step of the way.
Warrington’s 760-year-old market is currently housed in a tired 1970s market hall that is showing its age.
The new market will be at the centre of the £52 million Bridge Street Quarter Regeneration project which is being delivered by Warrington & Co., on behalf of Warrington Borough
Council with development partner Muse Developments.
It will provide a new market hall, a multiplex cinema, a number of family friendly restaurants,
market hall, which incorporates the historic and magnificent facade of the former Boots building as its new entrance on to Bridge Street.
Hazel Naseem, who runs the market café and is Secretary of the Warrington branch of the NMTF and Ray Rigby, a fruit and veg trader and branch Chairman, say the latest plans have been well received by traders.
“It helps that we have been fully consulted from day one,” said Ray.
Market manager Steve Pickering said that when the plans were originally mooted, the council organised coach trips for traders to see other markets in the area to get ideas about
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a new council office building and will new public square.
Because of the scale of the project and it will take to complete, the traders will two stages.
In January 2017 they will move temporary market hall currently construction on the Time Square site. This will allow the demolition of the current market hall.
In 2019 the market will move into its new
create a
the time move in
into a under
   Time Square forecourt

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