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Food & Drink

Oldham’s Former Town Hall To Be Transformed Into A Wonderful Food And Drink Hall

By Laura Rogan

A welcome new addition to Oldham.

Bringing the magic of similar concepts such as Mackie Mayor and Altrincham Market to Oldham, the historic Egyptian Rooms at Oldham’s old town hall are set to be completely transformed, giving residents a new place to drink, eat and socialise. The new addition will join an ODEON cinema and a Nando’s restaurant which already reside within the Grade II listed space.

Credit: Oldham Council

Housing six food and drink vendors, the new concept is set to inject a new lease of life to Oldham’s dining scene, providing a lovely, casual and open space for people to drink, dine and catch up with friends. It’ll even feature a similar feel to successful food halls such as Stockport’s Produce Hall and Altrincham Market, with modern touches highlighting historical features, independent food traders and long benches for people to share.

Credit: Oldham Council

Plans have been approved this week, and Oldham dwellers can expect a pizzeria, bar and coffee shop among other vendors, with space for around 200 people and plans for a lovely terraced area outside on Parliament Square – which will be perfect for the summer months.

While the new concept would work perfectly with its terrace during the COVID-19 outbreak, it is not expected to be completed until Christmas 2021.

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Cllr Sean Fielding, leader of Oldham Council and cabinet member for economy and skills, said: “The Egyptian Room will be another fantastic addition to Oldham town centre and will sit perfectly alongside our redeveloped Spindles Town Square Shopping Centre and Tommyfield Market.

“It’s great news and something else for us to look forward to. With many businesses soon to reopen and lots of exciting new additions coming to the town centre, there’s a real buzz about Oldham and its future is looking bright.”

[Featured image: Oldham Council]