Market transformation takes major step forward as work begins
Southport Market is a step closer to being transformed into a new ‘culture experience’ with work set to start on Monday 2nd November with the reopening scheduled for Spring 2021.
The incredible £1.4 million redesign and refurbishment of the town centre market site will create a modern food and drinks space, along with a flexible events and market area with the ability to host casual markets. The new look market will be an all year-round attraction with space for up to ten delicious food and drinks units.
Acting as a catalyst for the regeneration of Southport and surrounding area, and providing a vital boost to the local economy and continued regeneration of Southport’s market quarter and King Street, the market will also include units for fresh produce stalls, including the popular Blackhurst Butchers, who has been trading in the Market for over 20 years and will be moving into a brand-new unit.
Cllr Marion Atkinson, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Skills, said:
“I’m delighted that work on this exciting project has finally started, we know just how much of an important asset Southport Market is to the town.
“This project is a cornerstone of the Southport Town Deal, but we’ve also managed to secure additional external funding to completely transform the building, which shows real commitment from Sefton Council.
“I’m thrilled that already a number of new food and drink traders have already signed up to be a part of the new Southport Market, creating new job opportunities and business start-ups, and demonstrating a real confidence in the scheme.
“This ambitious and exciting project demonstrates the growing confidence in the Town and builds on the further good news of ‘Southport Cove’ announced last week.
“What an exciting time for Southport and for Sefton!”