An unused church in Nottingham city centre has been given the go-head to be turned into a new indoor street food market.
The renovation will turn the 19th century Congregational Church on Castle Gate into a market-style venue which will also be home to a new coffee shop.
The Castle Gates Group are behind this project and believe more than 40 full-time and part-time jobs will be created by this new renovation.
“We want to create a very hipster feel”
Nelson Blackly, a retail associate believes it is an excellent idea for a prominent part of the city.
Audio: Nelson Blackly thinks its a great idea for any building in a city centre.
The personality of the 1863 built church will be looked after, including the traditional stained glass windows and an organ which the Castle Gate Group plan to use as a centre piece for the venue.
The pews will also remain in the building and will be used as seating.
Director of the Castle Gates Group, Daniel Doctzan said, “we want to create a very hipster feel and make it dog-friendly outdoors”.
Gallery: Photos of the Church
Business adviser, Sarah Evans, thinks it’ll help create jobs for students and keep graduates in Nottingham.
Audio: Sarah Evans thinks it will make Nottingham more attractive.
The venue will have up to 8 traders and will include attractions such as a bar, a pop-up cinema and a space for bands and entertainment.
A completion date has not yet been set, but the planning is underway and the Castle Group hope that they can get renovations underway as soon as possible.