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UK's ‘first new build food market hall' approved in Urmston

26 October 2018 by
UK's ‘first new build food market hall' approved in Urmston

A new-build food market hall, believed to be the UK's first privately owned site of its kind, is set to launch in Urmston, Trafford, after receiving planning permission.

Owned by the Altrincham-based McGoff group, Market 41 is expected to open in 2019 with construction beginning in January. The site will host between 10 and 12 operators and will be able to hold up to 180 covers.

Market 41 is expected to be focusing on independents and small restaurants as well as artisanal offerings. So far 50 operators are said to have come forward.

Chris McGoff, director at the McGoff Group, says: "It is fantastic news that we have received planning consent for Market 41.

"It has been a long time coming and we know that excitement and anticipation has been mounting in Urmston and the surrounding areas for many months. To be able to confirm that Market 41 will open for business in 2019 feels great.

"With a background in development, this project is particularly special to the group as it is our first food market hall and the first new-build food market hall in the UK, with all others currently housed in historic or existing buildings that have been re-purposed.

"We firmly believe that Market 41 is the start of a new wave of concept for the UK and we want to be leading this, starting in Urmston."

Ashley Carter Lawlor, who works as reservations manager at Gary Usher's Hispi bistro in Didsbury and has family in the area, added: "It is so exciting to see the regeneration of Urmston market, creating jobs for people in the local area and showcasing independent traders.

"The concept that has already proved to work so well in other areas will be a welcome addition to what is now looking to be a thriving area and I personally can't wait for it to open."

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