VIDEO: See how the revamped Arnold Market will look in this new flythrough video

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A flythrough video has been released showing how the revamped Arnold Market will look like once completed.

The £4m scheme was approved by the cabinet on Thursday (August 6), and the council will now have to apply to itself for planning permission.

It is hoped construction work on the site could start in January next year, before the facility is opened to the public by Christmas 2021.

The borough council bought the site back in July 2018, arguing it was under-used and in need of significant investment.

A new two-storey ‘landmark’ building, between the Methodist Church and King George V park will now be created as part of the upgrade. 

PICTURED: A view of the new plaza (IMAGE: GBC)

A Gedling Borough Council report on the upgrade said: “One of the primary aims of purchasing the site was to revitalise the market area with new market stalls and reignite both seller and consumer interest in utilising this area as a vibrant marketplace. 

“To this end, the development of the new building and improvements to the public realm will increase interest in the market stalls. 

A view of the new-loo market from Gedling Road (Image: GBC)

“It is envisaged that this will generate enough interest to fully occupy the 24 market stalls provided within the development site.”

Labour councillor John Clarke is the leader of the council.

He said: “I think this fits entirely where we want to go, in terms of a restructure, building and making something for people to be proud of across the borough, and hopefully it will be an attraction for people to come along, not only to the market but also to do other things.

“It’s an excellent project. We need to back it, people out there need to back it, and we need to work with small businesses because the country is built on small businesses.”

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6 Comments

  • Another hair brained scheme from a wasteful labour council the boro is becoming a disgrace can’t even keep drains clear of rubbish so floods when it rains what a waste of £5 million

  • Looks very nice can’t wait.

  • Another flat roofed monstrosity. When will the planners ever learn.

  • Great to have some investment in the area. Looking forward to seeing this move forward.

  • Not sure how this will work when Arnold has so many empty shops already. It could just serve to hike up rents for those shops around the development and have a negative effect on small businesses.
    I would have preferred to have seen some initiative on the awful state of the north end of the high street. Surely in view of Covid something is going to have to go back to residential use

  • Looks a great improvement to what is there now

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