Images have been released showing what Great Yarmouth’s Market Place will look like following a major redevelopment.
- At a briefing council leader Carl Smith said the scheme would definitely be going ahead, with work starting at the end of 2020.
- The development team revealed the new wood and steel structure would be slightly north of the current six-day market’s position and home to 30 stall holders.
- Each stall will have its own steel canopy for shelter and security and overall the building will be higher.
- The final design, honed during an 18 month consultation, shows wide walkways flooded with light surrounded by greenery and landscaping.
- To address trader concerns about relocating the nine-month build will be phased with the existing six-day market able to operate while 22 of the units are built just to the north.
- The old market dates from 1992 and has proved difficult to clean inside and out, and a magnet for nesting gulls – problems that will a thing of the past with the new single-structure roof that can be washed from the ground.
- Seating and open space for pop-ups and displays are included in the new design.
- There are currently 34 units in the covered market. The new version has space for 30.
- Two-day stall holders will be able to set up in the usual way and benefit from some covered space.
- The market redevelopment is part of a town centre master plan aimed at rejuvenating the retail hub, bringing in more residential and a destination heritage centre.
You can read in more detail on the Great Yarmouth Borough Council’s website, here.
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