"A diverse scheme is in place to regenerate, showcase and re-animate one of the oldest and finest parts of Leicester"

Project Details

The multi-phased regeneration strategy will see the transformation of the area through the creation of a new Food Hall, new retail units and a new public square. Phase 1 consists of the creation of a modern Food Hall, creation of new trader lock-ups in the outdoor market, and the re-development of two surrounding buildings to house the Market Management operations.

  • LocationMarket Place, Leicester
  • Time Scale2012 - Ongoing

The purpose of the project is to regenerate Leicester’s historic market area, to showcase and re-animate one of the oldest and finest parts of Leicester, making it more attractive to residents, visitors and businesses. Leicester Market is one of Britain’s oldest and most popular markets. The market sits within a conservation area, surrounded by many attractive buildings and has been at the heart of the city for generations, with a large number of loyal users.

Regeneration of the market is a cornerstone of the City Mayor’s strategy for Connecting Leicester. It will create a destination shopping experience in the food hall, alongside a prominent new public realm space for civic and community events, broadening the areas’ appeal and re-connecting it with the main high street shopping area.
The new public realm and associated investment in the market facilities will transform this special conservation area acting as a key catalyst in the regeneration of the surrounding area; attracting investors and developers to transform the shops and buildings in the adjoining streets, raising its profile as a place for retail and leisure uses and animating the space into the evenings and weekends.

Ultimately we aim to broaden the markets’ appeal, attract new customers and new businesses to ensure that the market is at the heart city’s offer serving residents and visitors for generations to come.

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