Great Yarmouth Market Redevelopment

Update on the Great Yarmouth Market Place redevelopment – July 2033

The third phase of the re-construction of Great Yarmouth’s 6-day covered market is predicted to be completed by the end of August 2023. There are currently 15 market traders operating in the first phase of the build that opened in June 2022 with a further 12 new units expected to open as part of the final phase at the end of the Summer. The traders occupying the last few original market stalls are expected to relocate into the covered market late Autumn.

The next phase will be the upgrade of the public realm around the Market Place to include new seating areas adjacent the new stalls, new paving, additional trees, public art and a general de-cluttering of street furniture throughout the Market Place. These works are due to start late Summer 2023 and be completed by September 2024 to coincide with the opening of ‘ a new library and learning Hub being developed in the former Palmers Department Store.

The £4.7m redevelopment Great Yarmouth Market Place is thanks to funding from the Future High Streets Fund and aims to deliver the following:

  • A safer place to visit: We want the town centre to feel like a safe place to visit, with spaces that are well-lit and easy to get around on foot. Visitors and local people should be helped to get around the town through things like paving materials and textures, street lighting, tree planting and furniture.
  • A cleaner place to visit: We want to create high-quality public spaces that residents and visitors want to spend time and businesses and retailers want to set up shop in. The town’s heritage, character, and sense of place will be reflected by the market setting and shop frontages to revive the space as a key destination where people will want to meet and spend time.
  • A greener place to visit: We want to increase the amount of greenery in the town centre, plant more trees, and install environmentally sensitive low-energy lighting. We want to improve air quality by supporting ‘active’ transport like walking, cycling and electric vehicles. We want to respond to the historic context of the site, preserving important heritage features and views that help tell the story of the town.

Learn more about the Market Redevelopment here :