Conlon Construction has been appointed once again to build this year’s iconic Manchester Christmas Markets, which is situated across 16 city centre locations and features more than 300 traders.
The North West contractor was appointed by Manchester City Council to transform the city centre into a festive wonderland in 2018, seeing it build and take down hundreds of intricate wooden chalets and attractions.
Following a successful delivery of the project, Conlon Construction has been appointed to lead on the 2019 event, which will sees millions of visitors flock to Manchester to visit international food, drink and gift traders.
Celebrating its 20th year of bringing festive food, drink and gifts to residents in the region and tourists from far and wide, the Manchester Markets has previously been voted the best Christmas Markets in the UK and sits among the best in Europe.
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 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.
“We’ve worked closely with Manchester City Council and other partners to deliver what we are confident will be the city’s best ever Christmas Markets, bringing thousands of seasonal jobs to the area and adding £millions to the local economy.”
Cllr Pat Karney, Manchester’s Christmas spokesperson, said: “We don’t call it the most wonderful time of the year for nothing. My favourite season in Santa’s favourite city is something to behold and the Christmas Markets are at the centre of it all.”
This year’s festivities run from Friday 8 November to Sunday 21 December.