By Ninder Kaur
The refurbishment of Bradford’s Oastler Centre Market has moved a step closer.
Architects Greig and Stephenson have been appointed by Bradford Council to start preparing designs for the planned £3.5m revamp of the Oastler Centre Market in the city centre.
The architects have been initially asked to look at the feasibility of modernising the market including creating a new food court and outdoor covered market area, as well as improvements to the existing building and public realm.
They will start working on the plans very shortly with the intention of having some designs prepared for discussion by traders by Christmas.
Coun Susan Hinchcliffe, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Education, Skills and Culture, said: “We want to update the market to make it more modern and appealing as well as link it with the revitalised North Parade nearby. We’re pleased that we’ve been able to appoint architects with in-depth experience of market projects throughout the UK and abroad.
“It’s an opportunity to turn an already good market into a great market.”