£11.2m Market Hall proposals submitted as City Centre Masterplan gathers pace

Derby Market Hall

Plans to restore Derby’s historic Market Hall have been submitted to the City Council.

The Grade II listed building, which was constucted in 1866, is in need of extensive restoration to make it safe. Phase one of the proposed scheme – part of the City Centre Masterplan – would see improvement works carried out on the roof and structure of the hall.

Wates construction has been awarded the contract carry out this first phase of the project.

The second phase could see the addition of a food court and a flexible events space.

It is hoped that a more a diverse range of retailers will be attracted to the market when the works are complete.

Chris Poulter, leader of Derby City Council, said: “This investment in the Market Hall is vitally important for its future prosperity. Along with other major projects and refurbishments, included in a refreshed City Centre Masterplan and together with other areas of High Street regeneration, the Market Hall transformation will help our city centre to flourish and return to its vibrant best in the future.”

City chiefs are hoping to create 4,000 jobs and leverage £3.5 billion of investment by 2030 as part of the Masterplan.