THESE are the artist's impressions of how the newly-relocated and refurbished Ellesmere Port Market Hall will look from the outside.
They have been released by the borough council in preparation for its grand opening in the former Asda building on August 10.
A new Asda superstore will open on the same day further down the site between Wellington Road and McGarva Way.
Borough council property unit manager Julie Powell said the new market is a key element in the regeneration of the town centre.
The move will help secure its future for the community and market traders for many years to come, she added.
The opening ceremony, to be held later in conjunction with Asda, will feature fire-eaters, acrobats, circus characters, face-painting and other family fun.
Mrs Powell said: 'We are all very excited about the new market.
'Most of the lettings have already been taken up and we even have a waiting list.
'We're working hard with traders to ensure the relocation goes as smoothly as possible.'
The new-look market will have approximately 29 single retail units, 28 permanent stalls and 38 flexible flea market stalls.
'There will be many more lock-up stalls, but traditional market stalls will be retained to keep the same wonderful atmosphere as the old market.
'There will also be a large seating area around the cafes, and a special food section for fish, meats, fruit and vegetables,' added Mrs Powell.
Outside the hall there will be a canopy which will be used for attracting speciality markets such as the French and continental ones which have been seen in the town over the past few years.
The original Market Hall, which is being demolished, was built just after the end of the Second World War in Wellington Road. It was extended in 1984 to double its size.
In the past, two independent contractors ran the market - one on Thursdays and the other on Sundays, with the council operating it on the remaining days.
Full market rights were eventually passed to the council in 1997 and 2004.
* The borough council is to review the opening times of the new Market Hall, with a view to closing it on Wednesdays. After canvassing traders, they found only two were in favour of midweek opening.