Welcome funding boost for Huddersfield Open Market project
Our big plans for Huddersfield’s open market hall on Northumberland Street have been given a major boost today – the government have announced we’ve been successful in our bid for Levelling Up Funding to support the £18million scheme.
The market is a key part of the Huddersfield Blueprint, and this project will create a vibrant and sustainable market in our modern and thriving town centre!
What does this new funding mean?
This funding will allow us to revamp the market, maintaining and improving its current site on Northumberland Street.
What do the plans look like?
We’ll be restoring the Grade II* Listed structure and improving its surroundings. We’ll also strengthen the new and improved market’s offering, by creating a better food offering, and by giving people more reasons to visit throughout the day and right into the evening. This will provide a new focal point in the town centre, and will also support surrounding businesses by encouraging extra footfall.
The Grade II* Listed building will be restored to provide a new indoor market, offering street food, shared seating, fresh bread, fruit and vegetables, and other general goods.
The new outdoor market will be located next to Tesco, with around 54 stalls and accompanying storage units.
Cllr Graham Turner, Cabinet Member for Finance & Regeneration, says:
“This is great news for Huddersfield. The successful bid will kick start our plans to transform the open market hall and surrounding area and bring opportunities for the whole community.
“I want to thank all the MPs, businesses and local people who supported us, and the officers who have pulled these brilliant plans and exciting designs together. The awarding of this Levelling Up Funding means we can protect the future of the Grade II* Listed market hall and bring a boost to local businesses in the surrounding area.
“We will keep working to bring investment to all parts of Kirklees and this great selection of ambitious plans will help us deliver the economic growth we all need.”