Council to restore historic indoor market after acquisition

Telford & Wrekin Council has announced its purchase of Wellington Market, the historic 12th-century indoor market in the heart of Wellington.

The acquisition was made possible after the council secured funding from the Central Government’s Capital Regeneration Programme fund.

Recent assistance from Telford & Wrekin Council’s Pride in Our High Street programme has facilitated the creation of an outdoor pop-up market, an entertainment area, and an internal food court.

Feedback from the local community through a public survey in June 2022 has helped to inform the project bid to Central Government and further consultations will be held in winter 2023 with key stakeholders and the public to help shape the restoration plans for Wellington Market.

Cllr Lee Carter, cabinet member for Place said: “The acquisition and restoration of Wellington Market is a testament to our commitment to the community and our high streets. This project creates a significant opportunity to enhance the market into a modern, thriving venue at the heart of Wellington.

“We’ve made a significant commitment to Wellington through our Pride in Your High Street Fund which has driven the number of empty shop units down and added variety to the offer in Wellington. This investment will allow us to continue the positive regeneration of Wellington alongside the regeneration work ongoing across all of our High Streets across the borough.”