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Main work to transform Glossop Halls set to start

Published October 4 2022

The main construction work to Glossop's heritage halls is set to start this week.

High Peak Borough Council is leading the regeneration project to bring the Town Hall, Market Hall and Municipal Buildings up to modern standards - creating jobs and new spaces for community use, entrepreneurs and micro-businesses alongside the introduction of energy saving technologies and fibre broadband.

The £7m scheme is being funded by the Council including a £2m grant contribution from the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership via their Getting Building Fund.

The site compound has now been erected so there will be no parking on the market ground from Tuesday 27 September. Access for construction traffic will be limited to Mondays to Wednesdays to allow for the continued, safe operation of the outdoor market on Thursdays and Fridays.

Council Leader, Councillor Anthony Mckeown, said: "We've reached another exciting milestone in this once-in-a-generation project to modernise these historic halls and re-open them to the public.

"This multi-million pound transformation project will put these locally important and much-loved buildings at the heart of a rejuvenated town centre and secure them for generations to come.

"I'm pleased to share the artists impressions that have been developed to show people just what's going on behind the hoardings and give them a flavour of what we all have to look forward to when the buildings re-open in early 2024.

"I'd like to thank the community again for its patience whilst these works take place - I know it will be well worth it when we open the doors again and welcome people back."

The Council tender inviting parties interested in managing the buildings and the services delivered from them when the construction work is complete will be open from Thursday 6 October.

Councillor Damien Greenhalgh, Deputy Leader and Executive Councillor for Regeneration, Tourism and Leisure, said: "People will be delighted to learn that the Council is moving on at pace with the physical aspects of this major scheme which will inject new life into the town centre as part of our commitment to delivering thriving high streets across the High Peak.

"At the same time, we're now seeking a partner to manage the refreshed, re-purposed buildings and the enhanced leisure, retail and business spaces they will provide.

"Like most Glossopians, I am inspired by the potential this upgraded, important  building complex has to meet our Council and community's shared ambitions and we're looking forward to hearing the ideas and visions of those interested in working with us to make sure it becomes a reality.

"In the meantime, Glossop market will continue to operate as normal outdoors so please support your traders, and other town centre businesses, by continuing to shop local."

Find out more about this project at and the opportunity to tender at