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Improvements to Dover's Market Square

Market Square 1
Dover Town Team and Dover District Council have applied for a grant from the Coastal Communities Fund to renovate the Market Square.

The centrepiece is a new splash water feature to replace the current fountain.

We aim to improve connectivity between the existing town centre and the St James complex.

  • The roadway is being reduced in dominance and traffic slowed, to provide a safer and more generous environment for pedestrians
  • The water feature includes water jets together with flat areas of paving outside of the splash fountain areas, where a fine film of water passes over the paving allowing people to sit on benches for a cooling paddle
  • The introduction of trees along King Street also softens the appearance of the street, creating an avenue to pass through and provide some summer shade
  • There is improved provision for current and future bus services to Market Square and St James plus facilities for coach party drop offs using both left and right hand coaches
  • Parking and delivery layouts have been adjusted

Benefits of the scheme

  • An attractive focal point, encouraging visitors and shoppers to stay for longer
  • Provision for community events and markets
  • A flat water feature giving new space for multi-use purposes
  • Improved provision for current and future bus services to Market Square and St James
  • Facilities for coach party drop offs using both left and right hand coaches
  • Updated parking and delivery layouts

The design

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Market Square 2

Flying Horse Lane

Dover Town Centre was once full of small alleys and lanes like this. Most have been destroyed and so this is a valuable heritage asset to the town. Since the opening of the St James development it is noticeable that this lane is now much more regularly used by pedestrians and greater footfall brings greater opportunities.

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Market Square 3

 

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Market Square 4

 

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