A ground-breaking ceremony has marked the start of a £3.6m programme of improvements to Dover’s Market Square.
Representatives of the Dover Town Team, Dover Town Council, Kent County Council, Destination Dover, and contractors, FM Conway Ltd, joined the Leader of Dover District Council, Cllr Trevor Bartlett; KCC Cabinet Member for Highways, David Brazier; the Mayor of Dover, Cllr Gordon Cowan; and John Angell, Chairman of the Dover Town Team to mark the occasion.
The £3.6m revamp creates a more welcoming environment for local shoppers and a focal point for visitors to the town centre, including a new event space and unique water feature.
Highway improvements make the Market Square more pedestrian friendly, and new paving, seating, lighting, and planting create a more attractive street scene in the Market Square, as well as improving links between Cannon Street, St James, and the waterfront.
John Angell, Chairman of the Dover Town Team, said: “It’s great to see shovels in the ground on this important town centre development, creating an exciting new centre-piece for local shoppers and visitors to the town.”
Cllr Trevor Bartlett, the Leader of Dover District Council, said: “We’re delighted to see work underway in the Market Square. Together with the £9.1m restoration of the Maison Dieu at the northern end of the town centre, we’re investing heavily in the future of Dover as a destination.”
Posted on 17 November 2021