Conlon tasked with constructing Manchester's Christmas markets

Bamber Bridge based Conlon Construction has been selected by Manchester City Council to build the city's iconic Christmas markets.

This is the 20th year that Manchester has hosted the markets, and the 2019 festivities include 16 city centre locations and more than 300 traders.

Conlon was tasked with building hundreds of intricate wooden chalets and attractions, and taking them back down again afterwards. It's the second year in a row that the council has granted the responsibility to Conlon.

Neil Conlon of Conlon Construction said: “It was a privilege to be so integrally involved in the delivery of the 2018 Manchester Christmas Markets, arguably one of the event’s most successful years to date.

"And so, we are delighted to be able to play our part in bringing these fantastic festivities to Christmas lovers in the city during what is a landmark year, and to be able to support our chosen charity, Wood Street Mission, in the process.

This year’s markets have required additional planning, co-ordination and strategic execution

Neil added: “This year’s Manchester Christmas Markets are bigger and better than ever, and have required an additional element of planning, co-ordination and strategic execution to ensure we are maximising the space available, welcoming as many vendors as possible, but without compromising on the health and safety of visitors, which is paramount."

This year’s festivities run from Friday 8 November to Sunday 21 December.

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