Kier to construct new indoor market hall in UK

Sheffield Development in UK

Kier Construction has been appointed by Sheffield City Council and Scottish Widows Investment Property Partnership Trust to construct a new £17.5m indoor market hall and retail development in Sheffield, UK.

The 79,000ft² market building will occupy a full block on the Moor, one of Sheffield's main shopping streets, and will house around 200 indoor stalls, replacing the existing Castle Markets.

The new building, designed by Leslie Jones Architects, will feature the Moor Market, a single-storey market hall with two storeys of associated trader storage, back-of-house trader facilities and a management suite.

The development will also include a two-storey, eight-unit block of shops, as well as a shared, open-air service yard with loading bays and incoming utility plant rooms for both the Moor Market and shops.

Kier Construction regional managing director Gary Wintersgill said that the Moor Market and retail development is an important element of the regeneration of the Moor and wider commercial offering across Sheffield.

"The Moor is an integral part of the history of Sheffield and we look forward to further engaging with the existing Castle Market traders, communities and partnerships associated with this very exciting project," Wintersgill said.

It will feature a multi-storey car park, a glass canopy entrance on the Moor, as well as a timber and glass roof covering a single trading floor with three entrances.

The building's sustainable features include low energy cooling and waste recycling facilities.In a separate development, Sheffield City Council has chosen North Midland Construction as preferred contractor for a £2.6m transformation of the public realm of the Upper Moor.

Construction work on both contracts is scheduled to start in June 2012 and complete by the end of 2013.


Caption: The 79,000ft² market building will house 200 indoor stalls and replace the Castle Markets. Image: courtesy of Kier Construction.