Historic market hall to be revamped

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Chesterfield’s iconic Market Hall is one step closer to its planned refurbishment after receiving planning permission.

Work is to start in February after the decision by Chesterfield Council.

Council leader Coun John Burrows said: “This development is going to be one of the town’s most exciting projects as the Market Hall is such a well-used and much-loved building. The plans we have for the hall will not just see a major upgrade but will add a completely new dimension to the town’s shopping offer and provide fantastic facilities for local residents and visitors.”

Market Hall tenants will be housed in a temporary market building on New Square after Christmas.

The council has shortlisted three companies to compete for the contract to redevelop the town centre ‘Donut’ roundabout, at the junction of Holywell Street and Saltergate, into a shopping centre.

Wilson Bowden, Muse Developments and Kier Property will have their outline proposals presented to the council cabinet on November 29.

A minimum of two companies will be invited to submit detailed proposals by the end of January. Work could start the year after.