Newcastle's Grainger Market getting £2.66m investment

Newcastle's Grainger Market Credit: ITV News

Newcastle City Council has announced £2.66million of investment for Grainger Market.

The money will be used to repair and refurbish the Arcade glazed and barrelled roof.

​The Grade I listed building currently houses over 110 independent market traders with stalls ranging from traditional fruit and veg, through to fish mongers, butchers and a cobbler.

​The building work would look to commence in January 2018. This date has been assigned to ensure the works don’t affect the traders’ essential Christmas season.

The Grainger Arcade will remain open for business throughout the 9-month construction period.

​A recent visit by building conservation specialists to the Market reinforced the need for renovation work to be implemented at the earliest opportunity.