Market redevelopment

Leicester is home to one of the most historic markets in the country that is attracting even more attentions for its new food hall, which opened in 2014 as part of a £9.2million redevelopment.

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Open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday, the food hall has quickly become a thriving and popular attraction in Leicester. The 5,500 square food hall has eight stalls stocked with an array of fresh meat, fish, seafood, game and poultry, as well as artisan cheese, fresh bread, cooked meats, olives and other delicatessen favourites.

Another success of our market redevelopment plan is the new public square that has replaced the former indoor market. The new square is already attracting new cafés, bars and businesses into the areas and providing the city with another desirable public space. Work is being done to install a new public screen on the rear of the Corn Exchange this year.

Below are two artist's impressions of how the new public space will look when complete.

What's next?

Our next project is the redevelopment of the outdoor market, which is beginning later this year. In addition to improving the outdoor space with many contemporary features such as new canopy awnings, clear roof lights and decorations, we will also be reviving the historic Grade II* Venetian steps and statue of the Duke of Rutland within the market place to their former glory.

Watch our walk-through video on YouTube to see what our vision for Leicester Market will look like.