The new Liverpool Food Hub, North Liverpool’s £7m fruit, vegetable and flower market officially opened on Wednesday 7th February.
Comprising 80,000 sq ft, the market at Stonebridge replaces the former Old Swan market off Edge Lane, which will be redeveloped as a Merseyside Police patrol hub and repair facility.
The market, which will eventually include a café, on site parking and welfare facilities, has been built by Willmott Dixon in a construction development programme that started in April 2017
Lord Mayor Cllr Malcolm Kennedy – for seven years the councils cabinet member for regeneration – said: “I am delighted to be opening this brand new market, which was much needed.
“It is great news for the traders who have been waiting a long time for the creation of an attractive new development with modern facilities.”
Deputy Mayor of Liverpool, Cllr Ann O’Byrne, said: “This move has been vital to giving the market a future – their previous home was over 50 years old and the new conditions are a world apart.