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City's 'new-look' square delayed
Market Square
The square is boarded up while the work is done
The Christmas opening of Nottingham's 7m new-look Old Market Square has been delayed because of a shortage of building materials.

The city council said contractor Balfour Beatty is having problems sourcing stone from China and Ireland.

A Christmas tree and decorations will be put in place with the big switch-on planned for the end of November.

But part of the main square will be closed off until the final work is completed in February.

The new design includes a new water feature and removal of all the old steps and walls.


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