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Business as usual throughout Swansea Market roof works

IT'S business as usual at Swansea Market while a major roof refurbishment project is ongoing this year.

Swansea Market

Access into and around the market hall will be maintained at all times throughout the £1.9 million scheme that starts this week and is scheduled for completion in the summer.

The project is being funded by Swansea Council and the Building Enhancement Programme, which is supported by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government. It will include the refurbishment of the existing barrel vault roof and the renewal of roof and gable glazing.

Essential repairs to the flat roof and the roof light lanterns will also be carried out.

The council's contractor for the project, R & M Williams, is working as closely as possible alongside traders to minimise any potential for disruption.

Cllr Robert Francis-Davies, Cabinet Member for Enterprise, Development and Regeneration, said: "The roof's refurbishment was identified by the market traders as their top priority but, subject to further funding, other market improvements could also follow in future to further boost its look and feel.

"Access to the market will be maintained at all times during the refurbishment project, so it'll very much be a case of business as usual for the market traders. This is why I'd urge people to continue to support our fantastic market traders while the improvement works are ongoing.

"Our thriving market makes a giant contribution to Swansea city centre's reputation for individuality and these improvements will ensure it's at the heart of the city centre for many more years to come."

A team from R & M Williams now has a temporary base at 39 Union Street.  The building, located opposite Santander, is right next to one of the market's entrances.

With over 100 stalls including a wide selection of fresh local produce, traditional Welsh fayre and specialist butchers and fishmongers, Swansea Market has been serving the people of Swansea for generations. It has a footfall of about 20,000 people a day.

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