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.