Trafford Council has given the green light for the McGoff Group to build the Market 41 bespoke food market in Urmston
The new Market 41 will be the UK’s first privately owned, new build food market hall.
Not only a first for the UK, Market 41 is also a first for Altrincham-based McGoff Group, who have acquired the land, designed the scheme, managed the planning process and will now also construct the building, starting on site in January 2019.
Located strategically on Railway Road in Urmston, in the heart of the town centre directly opposite the train station, Market 41 will follow the underlying food market hall trend, providing “diverse freshly-prepared authentic food and drink, enjoyed communally!” as quoted by Cushman & Wakefield in its Food Halls of Europe report (2017/18 edition).
Within Market 41 there will be 10-12 food and drink operators positioned around a central, casual communal seating area. There will also be a mezzanine level, private dining and outdoor seating, with the ability to cater for 160-180 covers.
To date, the McGoff Group has already received interest from approximately 50 potential operators from across the North West, including artisan and independents as well as small restaurant owners who are, more often than not, using markets as a platform to showcase their offering to fuel expansion. With planning permission now confirmed, this number looks set to triple in the coming weeks.
Chris McGoff, Director at the McGoff Group, says: “It is fantastic news that we have received planning consent for Market 41. It has been a long time coming and we know that excitement and anticipation has been mounting in Urmston and the surrounding areas for many months. To be able to confirm that Market 41 will open for business in 2019 feels great!
“With a background in development, this project is particularly special to the Group as it is our first food market hall and the first new build food market hall in the UK, with all others currently housed in historic or existing buildings that have been re-purposed. We firmly believe that Market 41 is the start of a new wave of concept for the UK and we want to be leading this, starting in Urmston.”