£1 million Doncaster Market revamp gets underway

Markets work gets underway.
Markets work gets underway.

Work has got underway on £1 million plans to redevelop Doncaster Market.

Diggers and workmen have begun ripping up stalls and concrete in the area between the Wool Market and the Corn Exchange with the area fenced off to the public while the work is carried out.

Demolition started at the weekend with the project expected to be completed by the autumn.

Artists’ impressions have already been released revealing planned designs for the outdoor market and a public square area outside the Corn Exchange.

The plans are aimed at regenerating the town centre and creating potentially hundreds of jobs.

Proposals for the new market include modern stalls and improved sight lines with a ‘grid’ structure similar to aisles in a supermarket.

The proposed new layout should improve access to the Wool Market and also enable the creation of a public square in front of the Corn Exchange featuring attractive paving, new benches and street lighting.

The outdoor market has been relocated to the area in front of the Corn Exchange and the Market Top area while work is on-going.

Mayor Ros Jones said: “We are creating an entirely revitalised market to assist in the regeneration, as our markets are an important area of our town.

“They are vital to the town centre’s economy.”