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MP hails ‘new era for historic market’

Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins has given his seal of approval to Chesterfield’s ‘magnificent’ newly-refurbished market hall which opens today, Monday 28th October.

Chesterfield Market has been revitalised with a £4 million refurbishment

Chesterfield Market has been revitalised with a £4 million refurbishment

The market is an integral part of Chesterfield’s history with documents from an ex-High Sherriff of Derbyshire stating that an established bazaar was in existence in the town in 1165. The current Market Hall, which crowns the market square, was built in 1857 and, along with the outdoor facility, became a vibrant and popular resource over many years.

Whilst the charming Market Hall exterior was saved from the tide of developers in the 1960s, the interior had become dated in recent years and became an unattractive space for traders and shoppers alike. Responding to the needs of business and a motivation to consolidate the resource for future generations, Chesterfield Borough Council, the Hall’s owners, oversaw a £4 million redevelopment which has been hailed by the local MP as ‘evidence of the Council’s commitment to small business and the town’s heritage’.

Commenting on the opening, Mr Perkins said: “The newly developed Chesterfield Market Hall is a magnificent building, showing the Council’s commitment to indoor markets and the high street. Once again Chesterfield is bucking the national trend, building on its rich past to sculpt future.”

Mr Perkins added: “I congratulate Council Leader John Burrows and his Labour-led administration for seeing this landmark project through.”

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