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The Transformation of Sneinton Market Continues at Pace

May 23rd 2019

Like Rome, Sneinton Market wasn't built in a day. The next phase of redevelopment has started and there are lots of exciting changes coming soon.

A few years ago, Nottingham City Council and the EU invested £4m to redevelop Avenues A, B and C at Sneinton Market, formerly home to the city's wholesale fruit and vegetable market.

This created space for start-up and early stage creative and digital businesses to produce their products and deliver their services and to create somewhere that is increasingly becoming Nottingham's place to be at the heart of the city's Creative Quarter.

Successful retail businesses such as Blend coffee shop and destination outlets such as Montana which sells streets art supplies, plus lively events such as Light Night and the Creative Quarter's own regular Friday Nights @ Sneinton Market make it also a great new social hub for family and friends to hang out and enjoy their leisure time.

The further redevelopment of Sneinton Market is now underway as Carlton Street Trading working with Leonard Design Architects start work to bring previously near derelict Avenues D & E and their Lower Parliament Street site back to life. The £20 million project will provide new event spaces, small business units and some student accommodation.

This exciting story was picked up by BBC East Midlands Today on 22nd May.

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Stephen Barker, CEO of the Creative Quarter Company, believes that Sneinton Market is a great example of how public sector investment at risk paves the way for the private sector to take advantage of commercial opportunities and then, working together, to create great places to live, learn work and have fun.

"I think the money spent here is a fantastic investment in both local businesses and in local communities, particularly Sneinton and St Ann's.

Somewhere that was falling fast into disrepair has become a lively focus for enterprise and entertainment but it's not just about the investment in the market.

It's also the transformation of Victoria Leisure Centre and effectively the creation of a new public square - somewhere with a growing national reputation for skateboarding. That almost £15m of public money all together. And now the private sector investment more than matches that."

If you want to see what all the buzz is about, pop down and see for yourself.

For more details on the new developments click here and here

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