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Preston Markets Project

Preston Markets Orchard Street Entrance

Preston Markets are a key part of the city’s culture and heritage and are very important to the city. 

Opened in February 2018, Preston City Council committed significant investment to provide a new, successful market and this ambitious project remains at the heart of city centre regeneration.

Preston Markets project consisted of a brand new Market Hall - a modern glass and timber-clad pavilion style building, designed to complement the larger listed Victorian market canopy its located under. The remainder of space beneath the canopy received new paving and bespoke tables and continues to operate as Outdoor and Secondhand Markets during the day. The flexible nature of this area enables it to be transformed in to an event and performance space in the evenings. A Box Market created from upcycled shipping containers - built under the smaller Fish Market Canopy - completed the market providing an unique trading and shopping environment.

Project Phases

Phase 1 and 2 - Completed 2016 - Restoration of the Fish Market and 1875 Market canopies comprised refurbishment of the metalwork, redecoration and re-lighting.

Phase 3 - Completed February 2018 - Building of the new market hall under the restored 1875 Market Canopy and Box Market under the Fish Market canopy plus public realm work. 

Phase 4 - Demolition of the old indoor market and car park.

Phase 5 - Construction of the landmark cinema, restaurant and car park complex on the site of the demolished indoor market.

New Preston Market - Stall Opportunities

A few stalls remain in the Market Hall and Box Market. If you are interested in becoming part of the new markets full details on how to submit your application, guidelines to assist you in filling out the form plus detailed plans can all be found on the Preston City Council - New Preston Markets Trader Opportunities pages.

Map Address for Preston Markets

Earl Street, Preston, PR1 2JA