Architects produce animation of Leicester market revamp
A computer animation has been created to try to give people an impression of the proposed £7 million revamp of Leicester market.
The city council has produced the two minute clip to show off the modern new fish and meat hall it intends to build at the side of the 19th century Corn Exchange.
As previously reported in the Leicester Mercury, the council wants to demolish the existing 1970s indoor market which city mayor Sir Peter Soulsby has described as dank and squalid and develop a new public square in its place.
Today the council has launched a six week consultation on its scheme.
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Sir Peter said: "I hope people will be excited by what we hope to do to improve the market which is a vital part of the city centre economy.
"It can be hard to visualise plans from drawings so we have done this short walk-through to better demonstrate what we have in mind."
Sir Peter said there would be room to tweak the designs following consultation, but said he wanted to press ahead and have the new hall built and open by Christmas.
After that, the old building would be flattened and the square created over the following 12 months.
Officials will be holding a number of sessions at the Corn Exchange over the next few weeks to explain the proposal to shoppers.