UPDATE: Please note, the Market Hall will remain closed until Monday 5th March, after an inspection has been carried out to confirm it is safe to re-open.
Derby’s Market Hall will close today (Thursday 1st March) as a precautionary safety measure as a result of continued snowfall.
A number of panes of glass on the roof of the Market Hall are in need of maintenance to prevent them from coming loose during adverse weather conditions.
Poor weather is forecast to continue in Derby with strong wind gusts expected later in the day; therefore the Council has been closely monitoring data from the Met Office and has taken the decision to close the Market Hall to protect public safety.
The Council reassures the public and Market Traders that outside of these weather events the building remains safe to operate as usual. A review of the weather conditions and roof will take place later today to assesses when the Market can be reopened.
This decision has not been taken lightly. The Council apologises for any inconvenience this may cause and the short notice, but public safety has to be our first priority.