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Market Square, Dover

Market Square 1

20 September 2019

The Government have announced that £2.44m has been approved from the Coastal Communities Fund to renovate the Market Square in Dover. We worked with the Dover Town Team on the bid submission which included two public consultations
We aim to improve connectivity between the existing town centre and the St James complex.

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

  • The roadway will be 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
  • The area will be an attractive focal point, encouraging visitors and shoppers to stay for longer

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



Market Square 4



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