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Video fly-through of £7million plans to revamp Leicester's market

Leicester City Council has released computer images of what the city's market could look like after its £7million transformation.

The plans involve knocking down the current Indoor market, then replacing it and upgrading the stalls outside in the marketplace.

It's the longest established outdoor market in the country.

Proposals for 700-year-old market investment

An artists impression of how the market place could look Credit: Leicester City Council

Proposals for a £7 million investment in Leicester's 700-year-old market have been announced by City Mayor Peter Soulsby.

Plans include a new building to replace the 1970s indoor market hall and a scheme that would see the 19th century Corn Exchange the focus point of the market again.

Early concept designs of the new £7million proposal Credit: Leicester City Council

The City Mayor said the market "has been at the heart of city life for many generations and I am determined that it should continue to thrive for generations to come".

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£7m investment plan for Leicester Market

Early concept designs of the new £7million proposal Credit: Leicester City Council

Proposals for a £7million investment in Leicester's market are being announced today.

The City Mayor, Peter Soulsby, will reveal the investment plan of the 700-year-old market.

A brand new building to replace the indoor market hall is among the proposals.

The City Mayor, said: "The market has been at the heart of city life for many generations and I am determined that it should continue to thrive for generations to come. It is, however, in urgent need of investment."

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