Architect: Charles Bell
The selected design including ground & 1st floor plans as published in The Building News, October 24th 1879. At a meeting of the Local Board on 3rd June 1878 a proposal was made to acquire land to build a market hall and town hall. The plans of Charles Bell of London were selected. It was later decided to defer the building of a town hall indefinitely and provide accommodation in the new market hall for the town’s officials. Mr. Bell was officially appointed architect and Mr. Hobson Haigh from Manchester clerk of works.