AHEAD of the official opening of the markets this weekend, we've been given a sneak peak of what the markets will look like.

The market will be the new home to the traders currently in the Mayday Green and Market Parade temporary sites, into more than 60 stalls on the ground floor and more than 40 upstairs.

The new food court will also be upstairs, with a seating area for more than 500 people overlooking Cheapside.

There will be three market cafes by late November, with the entire space planned to be filled by May.

The market will have its ‘soft’ opening on November 2, with the official opening on November 3.