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For many years a mez­za­nine level was used as stu­dio space by the former Hud­der­s­field Polytech­nic. The area had been de­signed to house a cafe­te­ria.

Hav­ing queried such talk with the univer­sity traders say the ru­mours are ground­less.

Yet 10 years ago the coun­cil was con­sid­er­ing whether to de­mol­ish part of the hall and re­build it in im­i­ta­tive fash­ion to a dif­fer­ent height de­spite the build­ing re­ceiv­ing Grade II listed sta­tus in 2005.

The lat­est move comes as Kirklees Coun­cil is re-think­ing its ap­proach to mar­kets in the bor­ough.

In Fe­bru­ary it an­nounced that in­door mar­kets in both Heck­mond­wike and Holm­firth were ear­marked for clo­sure as part of on­go­ing cost-cut­ting mea­sures.

But Holm­firth Mar­ket is still op­er­at­ing, with traders bullish about build­ing cus­tom.

“We are still go­ing strong,” said fruit and veg seller An­thony Gib­bons, who has been a reg­u­lar at the mar­ket for 11 years.

“We are down to a min­i­mum of traders but all we need is a few more and some ad­ver­tis­ing. Un­til any­one tells us other­wise.”

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