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Your New Market Place

Public Realm Works

The Market Square events space will be refurbished to support the external market and an enhanced cultural and artistic events space.

Design Concept

The ambition of the project is to produce a de-cluttered space, uniting the newly opened covered market with the 'The Place' and creating an open, welcoming piazza style square. Over the years the marketplace has had many iterations, and these have all left a legacy in some way or other. The idea of the public realm redevelopment work will be to remove the old street furniture which has left a cluttered and busy streetscape, leaving in place a newly paved, cohesive, square, with planters and benches to allow all to enjoy.

The marketplace is central to the heart of the town, hosting a huge variety of events, from the regular 2 Day Market to major events and celebrations, such as the Easter fair, Out There Festival, Carnival, October Fair, Armed Forces Day and Christmas Market and light switch on. The chip stalls on the market are famous, and coupled with the covered end of the marketplace, a place to be able to enjoy these is a high priority for the town. 

Artist watercolour impression of improved market place area
Artist Impression of new market area


Last modified on 09 January 2024

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