Future of Birmingham's wholesale market unclear

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The future of Birmingham's wholesale market will be decided on March 25, and if plans go ahead, it could be moved north to Witton or east to Washwood Heath.

The Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council, says the current location is not economically viable and too big for future needs.

The council cabinet may also decide to keep the market in its current location and oversee a 15 or 30 year refurbishment.

“Years of tradition will be upheld by providing a modern and fit-for-purpose wholesale market but the traders have to work with us to secure its long-term future," said Councillor Ian Ward, Birmingham City Council’s Deputy Leader.

"The current wholesale market has reached the end of its economic life and it is recognised by everyone involved that it is too big for current and future needs."

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