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Council poised for major investment in market hall

 

Douglas market hall is to be given a new lease of life, in a major smartening-up of the interior and with new tenants.

Douglas Council is planning to spend around £33,000 decorating the landmark building on North Quay, home to a dwindling number of market traders.

The council's currently in talks with Isle of Man College, to relocate part of the art department inside the hall.

The refurb project goes before the full council today (Wednesday).

Chairman of the Housing and Property Advisory committee, David Ashford, says the market hall is an asset to Douglas - but needs new life breathing into it:

 

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