July 9, 2012 The Star
WORK is finally about to start on the long-awaited project to create Sheffield’s £17 million new Moor Market.
Markets Minister Andrew Stunell came to the city to launch the 79,000 sq ft development on the corner of The Moor and Earl Street, which will be home to 200 stalls and eight new shops.
A demonstration stall was set up in a marquee at the site, with fresh fruit and vegetables, to give a taste of the new market, which is set to open late next year.
Alongside the new market, a £2.6 million investment in the surrounding area will also see improved paving, seating and a green facelift with new plants and flowers.
Mr Stunnell, who gave a speech at the launch, said: “This new development shows there is a real appetite amongst consumers for the authentic market experience – seeing the produce, bartering for a good price and chatting to your friendly stall owner.