A £7million investment for Leicester Market was announced in December 2012
A key element of the plan was the construction of a brand new building to replace the current 1970’s Indoor Market, which would aid in making the historic Corn Exchange the focal point of Leicester 700 year old market.
Phase 1 is now completed with the construction of the multi award winning Food Hall – Britain’s Best Food Market 2015.
The food hall now has a strong connection to the rest of the market. The new location and dramatic look of the food hall has been welcomed by the market’s loyal customers and has resulted in the introduction of new shoppers.
Phase 1 also included the creation of new public toilet facilities, new retail lock ups, and market management offices.
Phase 2 is currently underway with the demolition of the old 1970’s market centre, to be completed by the summer of this year. Once the demolition is complete, the whole area will be opened up increasing sight lines to the historical architecture surrounding the market.
New public realm will be created to provide better linkage from the old town into the market and city centre.
The square can potentially be used for a range of activities, helping to trigger new investment in areas currently suffering from a lack of footfall and creating potential for new development at the rear of the Corn Exchange and Molly O’Grady’s.
We are proud to have an Award Winning Project
- Winner Britain’s Best Food Market
- Winner Civic Society Awards for architecture -new build
- Finalist Pro –Con Regeneration Award
- Shortlisted for East Midlands and National RIBA Awards