The transformation of Crewe Market Hall is underway, with potential traders being urged to register their interest in the scheme now.
Scheduled to launch in summer 2020, the refurbished Grade II-listed building will house fresh food and independent eateries alongside retailers and pop-up stalls.
Opening six days a week, with a new commercial operator, there will be a regular programme of activities which will see the building opened up during the evening for entertainment purposes.
A total of 22 permanent stalls are planned, with a further 12 regularly changing pop-up stalls, event space and renovated and extended toilet facilities all complemented by new flooring, electrics, heating and lighting throughout.
The £3 million project is part of a £50m programme of investment in Crewe town centre.
Cheshire East Council is now seeking expressions of interest from potential traders who want to set up shop in the building.
Councillor Nick Mannion, Cheshire East Council cabinet member for environment and regeneration, says: “Crewe is a town that’s very much growing and the refurbishment and remodelling of Market Hall will play an important role in the town repositioning itself as a prime leisure and retail destination.
“We want to hear from traders who believe in our vision for the Market Hall and want to see it, and the town, thrive as much as we do – whether that’s an artisan wanting to retail their products, a sole trader wanting to take the next step, or an established trader looking to expand or relocate to a prime new spot.”