Work has begun on a new multi-million pound market hall based in Sheffield.
The new 79,000 sq ft purpose-built Moor Market is due to open in late 2013. The project, led by the Sheffield City Council and Scottish Widows Investment Property Partnership Trust (SWIPPT), has an estimated total cost of £18 million.
Julie Dore, leader of Sheffield City Council, said: “This marks a very exciting new chapter in the 800-year history of markets in Sheffield.
"Our market has one of the highest concentrations of small businesses in the city and the new hall underlines our commitment to helping them succeed.”