Cardiff Central Market will be renovated this year

Plans for a multi-million-pound renovation of Cardiff Central Market have been revealed

(Image: Cardiff Council)

Cardiff Market opened in 1891 and is home to 61 independent businesses, including greengrocers, street food stalls, clothing, music and hardware stalls.

The renovation, which includes the restoration of original design features and a new seating area on the ground floor, is expected to begin in the summer of 2024 and take two years to complete, with parts of the market closed throughout the work.

James Dawson, who owns a vegetable store in the market, says he hopes the council is able to pull off the plans.

“I think it’ll be better.  Tidy the place up a bit.  Make it attract more people to the market. ” he says.

However, Layla Abbas , owner of Noglu, was a little more apprehensive.

“My business will be affected because a lot of the customers they like the old school, but not the new school.” he says.

Cardiff City Council said the works are expected to start in the summer and will take around two years to complete.