Nottingham, UK - Upgrading the Sneinton Market will transform on-site units into bespoke workshops and studios specifically for businesses in the creative sector.
Project manager Wates Construction, Midlands have worked with local businesses on the development and this has generated some £1.5 million for the local economy. Wates who began work on the project in October 2014 have appointed Nottingham businesses Acorn Aluminium and Johns of Nottingham who were awarded contracts £130,000 to work with them. DTE Demolition Ltd also secured a contract worth £80,000.
Richard Scarrott, business unit director for Wates Construction Midlands, said: "Here at Wates, we place strong emphasis on boosting the local economy, whilst ensuring that our work brings with it opportunities for training and employment - a commitment that is upheld by the empa framework. The new Sneinton Market will become a truly local development and it is therefore fitting that local businesses are at the heart of its delivery."
Nick McDonald, portfolio holder for jobs, growth and transport at Nottingham City Council, added: "The redevelopment of the Sneinton Market site is a really important scheme. It will create jobs, support businesses, help students and graduates, and regenerate an historically important area of the city. We’re really pleased to see development well underway and we look forward to our citizens getting to know the revamped area."
The project is scheduled to complete by the end of this year.