New look Doncaster Markets revealed

An artist's impressions of how Doncaster's new outdoor market and public square might look.
An artist's impressions of how Doncaster's new outdoor market and public square might look.

This is how a revamped Doncaster Market could look under £1 million plans unveiled by Doncaster Council.

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

The plans, which it is hoped will help regenerate the town centre and create potentially hundreds of jobs, have gone on show at the Corn Exchange for traders and shoppers to view and comment on.

The authority is investing around £1 million in creating the brand new outdoor market and the project is being financed by the Government’s Local Economic Growth Initiative money which is ring-fenced to spend on economic growth.

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.

Work to create the new market and square is due to start in spring. The outdoor market will be relocated to the area in front of the Corn Exchange and the Market Top area while work is on-going.

The project is due to be completed by the autumn.

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

“The markets are vital to the town centre’s economy, providing employment for around 1,000 people, and continuing the regeneration is important for jobs and growth.”

“I am hugely supportive of Doncaster’s award winning markets which are among the best in Britain.”