THE decision on whether Huddersfield's 1960s style Queensgate Market should become a listed building is expected by the end of this month.
Huddersfield Gem, the pressure group set up to save the market hall, produced a nine-point argument for saving the building.
Prof Neil Jackson of Leeds University, commissioned by Kirklees Council, said the building reflected "the self-assurance and spirit of its age".
He added: "The Queensgate Market is an exceptional building."
According to English Heritage it is the best example of a retail market from the 1960s and 70s.