Plans to transform Ashton’s historic Market Square into a modern and vibrant area are already underway.
The ground is being prepared with new drainage and ducting being installed, new foundations being constructed for the new kiosks and digging to reduce ground levels.
The redevelopment, which follows extensive consultation with traders, shoppers and residents, will see the introduction of new stalls and kiosks, high quality landscaping and trees, a performance area, seating areas as well as new street furniture and lighting.
This exciting project will not only provide a brand new modern market for traders and shoppers but will also complement the ambitious multi-million pound “Vision Tameside” masterplan, which will see a major influx of students and teaching staff to the town centre at the end of 2015.
This dramatic change to the number of people working and studying in the heart of the town will provide a major boost to the market, local shops and retailers and will help to attract new investment and businesses to Ashton and the wider Tameside area.