Ellesmere Port Market will be transformed as part of a Levelling Up Fund project that will also see a new Active Travel route from Ellesmere Port train station and preparations for new low carbon town centre homes. The project is using £13.4m from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities plus additional match funding from Cheshire West and Chester Council, delivering a total investment of £14.8m.
Architects AHR have been appointed to the Ellesmere Port market transformation. With offices in Manchester and across the UK, AHR worked with Cheshire West and Chester Council to design the award-winning Chester Northgate project including Chester Market. Their other recent projects include: The UK Hydrographic Office in Taunton, The Spine, the new northern home for the Royal College of Physicians in Liverpool and the University of the West of England School of Engineering building in Bristol.
Councillor Nathan Pardoe, Cabinet Member for Inclusive Economy, Regeneration and Digital Transformation said:
"I welcome AHR to Ellesmere Port, who will be continuing the positive work that has already taken place following conversations with market traders, customers and residents.
At the centre of the Levelling Up Fund project is work on the market building to bring it up to the expectations of market traders and customers alike. There will be landscaping around the building as a part of the new active travel route to better link the market with the train station. There’s also new cycle parking areas to complement the scheme, and preparation work for new carbon neutral homes along Coronation Road and the old Civic Way offices that will be demolished."
Dominic Manfredi, Director, AHR said:
"We are delighted to have been selected by Cheshire West and Chester Council to design the transformation of Ellesmere Port Market. We look forward to working closely with the local community and key project stakeholders to turn this vision into a reality."