Hereford livestock market move a 'success'

The new market The first sale at the new site opened on 22 June

Related Stories

Hereford's new livestock market has been a success, the council has said.

After more than 150 years at Edgar Street, the market moved in June to make way for a £1bn redevelopment of the city centre.

In the first six months of operating at Stretton Sugwas, trading has increased by more than 25% each month, Herefordshire Council said.

Between June and November more than 136,000 animals were sold, compared with 115,000 in the whole of 2010.

Operator Hereford Market Auctioneers also reported an increase in its turnover since moving to the site.

Councillor Adrian Blackshaw said: "The market plays a hugely significant role in the economy of the county and the figures are a massive confirmation that it was right to provide farmers with modern facilities on a site outside the city centre."

Multi-screen cinema

The first sale at the £7m Stretton Sugwas market, on the outskirts of Hereford, took place on 22 June.

Demolition is due to start at the former Edgar Street site in January.

Councillors approved regeneration plans for the area in October.

Opponents to the scheme have criticised a lack of integration with the historic core of the city.

The plans include a new shopping centre, multi-screen cinema, restaurants, housing and road infrastructure.

The developers Hereford Futures Limited said the first shops would open by Christmas 2013.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Hereford & Worcester

Weather

Worcestershire

Friday day weather

Sunny Intervals
  • Sunny Intervals
  • Max: 11°C
  • Min: 5°C
  • Wind: WSW 13mph

Features & Analysis

  • Carlo Alban and Big BirdI is for Illegal

    Living in fear on Sesame Street as an undocumented child actor


  • AlienIt's quiz time!

    Which planet is best able to support alien life?


  • Mitch Hunter before and after his face transplantBrave face

    After horrific accident, pioneering transplant transforms US dad's life


  • Two women holding a candle near a border checkpointDay in pictures

    24 hours of news photos from around the world


Elsewhere on BBC News

  • Signs in ChinaSign of the times

    How an entrepreneur bought Western-style signage to China - and built a blockbuster business with the profits

Programmes

  • Tim HetheringtonFiring Line Watch

    The 'genius' of photojournalist Tim Hetherington who was killed in the Libyan civil war

bbc.co.uk navigation

BBC © 2011 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.