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Newmarket transformation to start in the new year

Published: Fri 20 December, 2019

Newmarket Coalville - Outside

Work on Coalville’s new indoor market will start on Monday 6 January.

Planning permission for Newmarket, which will be created within a former pub on Marlborough Square in the town, was granted in December.

The work will take around three months and will transform the building into a modern space with food stalls and an eating area, as well as traditional market stalls, pop-up traders and space for events.

Newmarket is expected to open in spring 2020, with applications now open for new traders to take stalls. North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC), which owns the current indoor market and is carrying out the transformation work, is looking to attract a range of food and non-food businesses on a range of lease options.

Parking and traffic changes in Marlborough Square

During the work the parking in Marlborough Square will be removed to allow space for the work compound and a temporary taxi rank. The 24 free parking spaces within the square have already been moved to nearby James Street and Margaret Street car parks.

Traffic on the south side of the square will be restricted to taxis while the work is ongoing. Bus stops on the north side of the square will operate as normal.

Councillor Andrew Woodman, Portfolio Holder for Community Services at NWLDC, said: “We’re very excited to see work starting to create Newmarket and bring Coalville’s market into the heart of the town. This is part of our regeneration work for Coalville – moving the market and creating a modern, vibrant space that will be exciting for shoppers and traders alike.

“We appreciate that there will be some disruption while the work is ongoing and we thank people for their patience during this time.”

Anyone who would like to apply for a stall at Newmarket can contact markets@nwleicestershire.gov.uk or call 01530 454598 for more information.

The current indoor market will stay open until the new one is ready to receive customers. Its trading days are Tuesday 8am to 2pm, and Friday and Saturday 8am to 4pm.

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