HUDDERSFIELD'S listed Queensgate Market is in excellent condition, says an official report.
Kirklees Council carried out a structural analysis of the hall in the summer to see what work needed to be done on the building, which was built in 1970.
The report, by the council's Design and Property Service, says just £3,000 needs to be spent immediately on minor works.
It also suggests a further £45,000 should be spent within the next five years to carry out a concrete sampling survey.
And surveyors predict a similar review will have to be carried out every five years from around the year 2030 as the building ages.
Chris Marsden, of the Huddersfield Gem group, battled to save the market hall after Kirklees announced proposals to rip it down and revamp the town centre.
The campaign split public opinion in Huddersfield, but finally the market hall was listed and therefore protected.
"We are delighted the experts have confirmed what we already knew, that the market hall is a well-built and unique building," said Mr Marsden.
"The hall is a magnificent piece of architecture that was clearly built to last. Long may it stay."
Mr Marsden also says people are starting to come to Huddersfield just to look at the market hall.
He added: "In the past it has been ignored and overlooked. But I think that after the publicity and the hall getting listed people have taken notice.
"Already interested people are coming to have a look. And that is great for the town.
"With this in mind it seems unthinkable that some people wanted to demolish the market."
And for the first time the building is to appear in well-respected book Tile Gazetteer. The guide to British tile and architectural ceramics calls it "stunning, remarkable and extraordinary".
Mr Marsden said: "Interest will grow again now that it is in the book. I think that as the years pass more and more people will come to Huddersfield for the sole purpose of visiting Queensgate Market."
Kirklees wants to redevelop a large slice of the town centre and had included demolition of the market hall in some options.
New plans are expected in the next few weeks.