by LAURA HAMMOND
BURTON market hall is, quite literally, a shell of its former self.
There are no stalls and no customers – just an awful lot of construction work.
Just a few months remain until the £1.6 million refurbishment is complete on the historic building, and though there is still a long way to go, the re-vamped space is beginning to take shape.
“The main difference will be the aesthetics,” said Sal Khan, head of service commissioning at East Staffordshire Borough Council.
“It will look modern and refreshed. It’s going to look like a completely different market hall.”
It is clear to see the changes which are taking place.
Doors have been stripped so they can be repainted and brought up to scratch, traditional tiles have been exposed, and wrought iron can be seen at various points along the ceiling.
“What we are trying to do is go back to the original,” Mr Khan told the Mail.
“It’s a beautiful building with a lot of features. Without it looking old, we want it to look classy,” he added.
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