April 26, 2012 The Star
AT LAST! Work on Sheffield’s £17.5 million Moor Market will finally start in two months’ time – 14 years after the project to replace ageing Castle Market was first proposed.
Sheffield Council has appointed Kier construction to build the 79,000 sq ft building on empty land opposite Atkinsons, where old shops were bulldozed.
Building work will take around 16 months to complete and the new market is planned to open on November 4, 2013.
Funding for the redevelopment will be borrowed by Sheffield Council.
The new building will house a single-storey market hall to house 200 stalls, plus eight two-storey shop units fronting onto The Moor.
A second contract to repave the upper part of The Moor at a cost of £2.6 million, funded by Scottish Widows which manages the shopping street, has also been handed to North Midland Construction and will be completed in the same timescale as the market scheme.
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