Work starts on new £7m Liverpool fruit vegetable and flower market

65,000 sq ft market in Gillmoss in the north of the city will include parking, a café and public toilets, replacing the existing rundown building off Edge Lane in Old Swan.

Image of new £7m food hub to house Liverpool’s fruit, vegetable and flower market in Gillmoss

Work is underway on a new £7m food hub to house Liverpool’s fruit, vegetable and flower market in Gillmoss.

The 65,000 square foot market will include parking, a café and public toilets, replacing the existing rundown building off Edge Lane in Old Swan.

It will complement other nearby developments including the £12m Geopost DPD parcel facility which has created 250 jobs and the building of new industrial units by St Modwen.

There is also potential to expand on the adjacent site owned by the city council, to facilitate a wider Food Hub as part of the Stonebridge Cross Mayoral Development Zone.

It is the latest phase of a significant investment programme in markets which has already seen a new Great Homer Street in Everton and a £2.5m refurbishment of St John’s Market in the city centre.

Cabinet member for regeneration, Councillor Malcolm Kennedy, said: “This is great news for the traders who have been waiting a long time for the creation of an attractive new development with modern facilities.

“The existing market is in a really poor condition and the number of traders has been dwindling for a very long time and the aim of the move is to put it on a solid footing and enable it to expand in the future.

“We are also confident that we will be able to transfer the popular Sunday market and car boot sale over to the new location.”

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