The facilities at Melton Cattle Market were in dire need of investment to ensure the historic significance of the site was preserved. A study by Melton Borough Council revealed the market had enormous economic value to the town and had the potential to create jobs and bring tourism to the area.

The Brief
Pick Everard led the £5.5 million redevelopment of Melton Mowbray Cattle Market. The project, which involved replacing dilapidated cattle sheds, has revitalised the historic market. It will also safeguard the market’s key role in the town’s economy for decades to come. The new livestock building has an acre of floor space with 173 pens providing capacity for over 1,000 animals.

Our Response
The project was part funded through the local enterprise partnership (LEP) funding, and as such our cost management team developed bespoke cost reporting tools which met both the LEP and council requirements.

To ensure businesses were unaffected by the works, we worked collaboratively with the council and Morgan Sindall to develop a manageable and holistic phasing plan which enabled all market activities to remain operational during the works.

Key Facts
“We are delighted to be moving into the new building, which will be a beacon for the urban and rural economy for the next 20 years.”

Hugh Brown, chief executive officer of the cattle market


Project Information

Client: Melton Borough Council

Value: £5.5 million