Greater Manchester market remains open for business despite partial investigation-related closure

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The market is partially closed but businesses remain open

Bury Market is very much open for business according to the council. This comes as the market is partially closed for safety works to be carried out. 

Some indoor stalls on the market have been temporarily closed while investigations are carried out on the roof and building. This is due to some RAAC (Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete) being used in the construction of the building in 1971.

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There has been a market in Bury, in various locations, since 1440. Its current site has been the market's home since the 1970s. 

Councillor Charlotte Morris, cabinet member for culture and the economy, said: “Bury Market is a national attraction and is rightly called the jewel in Bury’s crown. The safety of traders and visitors is our top priority so, as a precaution, we have taken the decision to close the market hall while we carry out further investigatory work.

“These measures only affect the indoor stalls – our large outdoor market, and the fish and meat hall, will remain open for business. We are working with the 49 traders affected to find nearby alternative premises for them while this safety work is carried out, and apologise to them – and to all our many visitors – for the inconvenience this will cause.

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“Once the site investigations have been carried out, we will be able to announce what remedial work needs to be done, and what the timescale for that will be. In the meantime, please show your support for our brilliant market traders and come along and snap up the usual range of bargains in our unique market atmosphere.”

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