The Stratford Centre has confirmed an indoor market featuring dozens of traders is set to shut.

Today (January 12), a spokesperson for the shopping centre confirmed that Market Village will close "imminently".

In a statement, they said: "Due to the administration of Stratford Market Properties LTD, we can sadly confirm the imminent closure of Market Village.

"Although part of Stratford Centre, Market Village is not owned by Stratford Centre and is operated as a separate entity.

"The stores and restaurants throughout Stratford Centre remain unaffected by the closure of Market Village and continue to trade as usual."

Stratford Original's website - the area's business improvement district (BID) - says Market Village contains more than 60 units offering a range of goods from fresh fruit and vegetables to clothes and electronic devices.

Newham Council told the Recorder it would be working with Stratford BID to support the affected businesses.

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A spokesperson said: ”We are really sorry to hear about Market Village going into administration and the subsequent impact this will have on the business community trading within Stratford Centre.

“We are trying to engage with their landlord to understand the plans for the village and ways in which we can assist with the transition plans and minimise the impact on the local community.

“If you are a business affected and would like advice from Newham Council, please contact the Business & Enterprise team on 020 3373 7373 or”

Market Village has been contacted for comment.