Gravesend Market Refurbishment
As part of the ongoing redevelopment of Gravesend Borough Market, Faithdean have been appointed by Gravesham Borough Council to carry out the £1.8m pound refurbishment of the historical market building.
The project was awarded £1.8m from the Big Lottery Grant Coastal Communities Fund back in January 2015. This fund aims to encourage the economic development of coastal communities by awarding funding to create sustainable economic growth and jobs.
Currently on site and working to a 40 week programme, the refurbishment will include the extensive renovation to both the interior and exterior of the Market building. This will consist of the 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 new scheme designed by Clay Architecture will bring natural light into the once dark hall, and will include a mixture of fixed and temporary stalls to improve the quality and variety of traders, artisans, crafters, food and vendor’s stalls in the historic market.
The development has been welcomed as a much-needed boost to draw shoppers back to the indoor market, and will help to create 35 new jobs in the area and revitalise the town centre.
Above: Artistic impression of the proposed works