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Ambitious Market Redevelopment Scheme Goes on Show

Published Friday, 29 January 2016

An £8million redevelopment scheme for Clitheroe Market is the subject of an exhibition at the Ribble Valley Borough Council Offices.

Artists’ impressions of the proposed scheme, which could include a 60-room hotel, restaurant, café, seven shops, 67-space car park and revamped market with a hall, 50 units, 28 cabins and 22 stalls, are on display in the council’s main reception.

Ribble Valley Borough Council’s policy and finance committee agreed its intention to award the contract to redevelop the 1.4 acre site to Nelson contractor, investor and developer Barnfield Construction in December.

Barnfield Construction, whose extensive portfolio includes The Globe Centre, Accrington; The Ace Centre, Nelson; Boundary Mill, Colne; Stanley House, Mellor, and Blackfriars, Manchester, was chosen from a shortlist of developers following a rigorous selection process.

Their ambitious two-year scheme will see a new lease of life brought to the market and the potential for attracting top new retailers.

Stuart Hirst said: “This project constitutes a significant investment in Clitheroe town centre and we fully expect it to stimulate further investment and growth over the coming years.

“The proposed scheme is truly dynamic and I think residents will be impressed with what it might include.”

Detailed plans for the scheme will be unveiled shortly and, subject to planning approval, Phase 1 involving the construction of the new market is scheduled to be completed by February 2017, with Phase 2 involving the remainder of the site by April 2018.

The scheme will be the subject of a rolling exhibition at the Council Offices until completion.

View the artists' impressions.

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