Market 41, Urmston

With rays of light emerging for the UK’s hospitality industry as a result of the highly successful vaccine roll out programme, the award winning McGoff Group can announce that it has been working behind the scenes on a comprehensive rethink of Market 41 to enable it to be delivered and function in a safe and viable way in a post pandemic world.

The leisure sector has faced unforeseen challenges with business models turned on their heads and thrown into doubt. With the prospect of having to cope with social distancing and the potential looming threat of more indoor dining closures for the foreseeable future, it has meant that if a project of this nature is to come to fruition, it has to respond with a solution that provides operators and project funders with the confidence it needs to enable stakeholders to buy into the concept.

As such, re-worked plans are now emerging which still anchor the project with a food and beverage-led offering on the ground floor and provide traditional market and pop up trading provision, but in addition and so as to make the project more sustainable and defensible against the prospect of future lockdowns or restrictive trading environments, economic viability and diversification will be evident via the introduction of first floor level office pods and second floor hotel-style rooms The result will be a sustainable community hub, which encourages a multifunctional, leisure and working environment to thrive.

McGoff Construction hope to break ground on this site in early 2022.