As one door closes….

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Refurbishment of Gravesend’s historic Borough Market is underway with contractors, Faithdean Plc, making progress on site with the main works which will see the Market re-open towards the end of the year.

Extensive renovation is taking place to both the interior and exterior of the Market building, including installation of a complete new roof with glass skylights, a new feature canopy entrance from the Market Square and glass curtain walling to the end of the building at Queen Street.

The project is made possible by the council with the backing of the Government’s Coastal Communities Funding, which is managed by the Big Lottery on behalf of the UK Government.

Councillor Samir Jassal, Cabinet Member for Business Development, said:

“Gravesend’s Historic Market Hall is on the threshold of a major transformation which will see its re-emergence as a popular retail space and destination for visitors to the town. I am pleased that the council’s efforts to ensure the continued trading of existing stallholders have been worthwhile.”

Newly refurbished, Gravesend Borough Market has the potential to revitalise its role as a shopping experience and destination for local people and visitors to the Town.

6 replies
  1. peta delahoyde
    peta delahoyde says:

    I would be interested in finding out more about the cost of a permanent or pop up stall when the reopens.I sell baby items -jewellery- hair bows and hair accessories.thank you Peta

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  2. Claire Morris
    Claire Morris says:

    I would like to find out more information about a permanent tor pop up stall for my business. I am a Forever Living Products Business owner and promote health and well being products. I look forward to further information. Thank you Claire Morris

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  3. Jeanette Bell
    Jeanette Bell says:

    I wish to express my total disappointment at the newly refurbished market. I would describe it as a craft fair more than a Borough Market ( with the exception of the butchers stall). Even with it being Christmas there was nothing of interest to me and I heard my thoughts being reflected in other peoples’ conversations.
    Why are their no clothes, fruit & veg, card and other such stalls as you would find in any other market. Am I being sceptical when I think you have probably priced these ‘humble’ traders out of the market!!
    I don’t expect this to appear on line but should I be lucky I would love to know what other locals think.
    Regards, Jeanette Bell

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    • Emma Williams
      Emma Williams says:

      We are sorry to hear you are disappointed. We are really pleased with the outcome so far and look forward to it evolving over time.

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