Revamped St Johns Market Re-opens Following Refurbishment

Revamped St Johns Market Re-opens Following Refurbishment

Liverpool’s historic St Johns Market has re-opened following its £2.5m refurbishment.

On this multi-million-pound project, Keelagher Okey Klein provided Principal Designer Advisor (PDA) services to Graham Construction.

The renovation programme started in June this year and has allowed the expansion of the market by a third, from 90 stalls to 120.

New services include a staffed welcome desk, free WiFi, a 2,712 sq ft event space, new lifts and toilets, a 200-capacity seating area and a food court. In the New Year, Liverpool City Council is to relocate its one-stop shop service from the Municipal Buildings to St Johns.

st-johns-market-imageThe market, which first opened in 1822, now totals 41,355 sq ft at ground floor level and 27,275 sq ft at the balcony level.

Public areas surrounding the market, including Clayton Square, have been subject to a £3.5m upgrade led by Kings Construction.

Cllr Malcolm Kennedy, the council’s cabinet member for regeneration, said: “St Johns Market has been totally transformed ”“ people will not recognise the place. But the change is not just physical; a lot of time and planning is going into how the market is animated and promoted and, critically, how the customer experience is improved.”

For further information, or to enquire about our Principal Designer, CDM Advisor or Health & Safety Consultancy services, please contact John Okey on 01925 654158.