Market redevelopment

Closed 22 Feb 2013

Opened 11 Jan 2013

Feedback updated 19 Aug 2013

We asked

We asked for comments on the plans for the new food hall and the principle of removing the Indoor Market Hall and what we should sue the resulting space for.

You said

There was general agreement with the proposed designs for the food hall and for demolition,

We did

We proceeded with the scheme which is now on site

Results updated 25 Mar 2013

Attached is a summary of the responses made to the council by way of direct correspendence and the online consultation forms. Although it does not capture all the conversations and opinions expressed within the consultation process - it nevertheless gives a good representation of the range and balance of opinion.

Alongside the individual conversations and feedback - presentations about the scheme were made to:

  • the Heritage Partnership,
  • the Conservation Advisory Panel,
  • the Market Forum,  
  • the chair of the Civic Society,
  • English Partnerships,
  • the Inclusive Design and Access Panel,
  • the LE One partnership
  • the Older People’s Forum


all of whom welcomed and were enthusiastic about the proposals. 



This consultation covers concept designs for a proposed new food hall, complementary plans for re-developing small sections  of the current outdoor Market and a more substantive proposal to demolish the current Market Hall and create a combination of commercial activity and public realm on the new space that will be created.


Why we are consulting

Towards the end of 2011 and the start of 2012 we asked you about the principle of demolishing the market hall and creating a new Food Hall. There was a clear majority in support of that idea and we have now moved on with more detailed design work.

We would again like your comments and suggestions so that we can amend the scheme if necessary before submitting for planning permission to deliver the first phase.

Please watch this 3D fly through which features what the new food hall and square will look like.





The Market Re-development Proposal Design is available for download as a .pdf below.  In it, you will see a series of pictures that present the scheme and explain some of the thinking behind the design.

We would ask that you watch the video and examine the proposal contained within the pdf, and then give us your feedback.

You can submit your feedback by using the online form or in writing.

If you wish to submit your feedback in writing - then please use the following address:

Freepost LE985/14
Leicester Market
Economic Regeneration,
A10 New Walk Centre,
Welford Place
Leicester LE1 6BR

We will need to have received your comments by Friday February 22nd 2013.

If you are happy to continue with the online consultation and are ready to begin - please proceed by clicking on the 'give us your views' link below.


If you want to talk to us directly about the scheme come along and meet members of the project team they will be available in front of the Corn Exchanve at the Market Square on the following days, dates and times:

  • Wednesday, 16th Jan 2013, 11.00 am - 12.30 pm
  • Tuesday, 22nd Jan 2013, 1.30 pm - 3.00 pm
  • Tuesday, 29th Jan 2013, 2.00 pm - 3.30 pm
  • Wednesday, 6th Feb 2013, 1.30 pm - 3.00 pm
  • Friday, 8th Feb 2013, 2.00 pm - 3.30 pm
  • Saturday, 9th Feb 2013, 2.00 pm - 3.30 pm
  • Monday, 18th Feb 2013, 11.00 am - 12.30 pm



What happens next

Sixty replies were received from the consultation exercise, fifty-six from the online survey and four other written submissions.

There is intended to be a further significant public consultation exercise running for 8 weeks from mid / end July to mid/ end September. Once rchitects have worked up in more detail their plans for what the new public square will look like - we will explore the options for building to the rear of the corn exchange and open a new consultation to gather peoples optinions and preferences.

In terms of the initial consultation - the principles outlines in the proposal documents were basically endorsed by the great majority of people.  However in certain areas we are proposing to make small adjustments so that the existing cafe at the edge of the market is can be proposed to expand.

For results and further details of the responses - please see the report available for download below.

For further information please use the contact details listed on this page.


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