Work has started on the Old Town Hall’s Egyptian Room and its transformation into a modern food hall, with six casual dining-style food stalls, a bar and a central seating area.
It features original decorative glazed wall and column tiling, parquet and terrazzo flooring, plastered ceilings and original arched windows and doors.
The Internal works are due to be completed during the summer of 2023, a £1.1m award from the Future High Street Funds has helped towards the costs.
The Leader of Oldham Council, Amanda Chadderton, said: “The historic Old Town Hall is much-loved by many Oldhamers; so it's fantastic to see it not only being restored to its former glory but also bringing a contemporary food hall experience to our town centre.
“This is one of the final pieces of the jigsaw to fully restore this magnificent historic building, following the opening of the cinema and well-established food outlets. Once opened, the new food hall will add another great offer to Oldham’s growing day and night time leisure experience, along with the other great venues in and around our town centre."
The Old Town Hall is already home to a seven-screen Odeon cinema, Nandos, Molino Lounge and Bittersweet and Costa Coffee, following redevelopment.