Ancient Market Project
We are pleased to say that the project has now been completed and the new Ancient Market Place officially opened.
The project intention has been to help the market trade more successfully by providing a high quality offer in an attractive setting which will draw more people to the historic core of Kingston town centre.The new space provides:
a handsome setting for a high quality market, surrounded by a diverse range of exceptional retailers
a welcoming place to meet with friends, day or night
a flexible space for events and special occasions
The improvements to the Ancient Market combine subtly toned new granite paving, stylish but functional street furniture and a creative lighting scheme to create a beautiful public space with character and drama.
We have also devised a creative solution to managing the waste generated by the market which has removed the unsightly waste storage facilities behind the old market stalls.
There are brand new market stalls which provide a much better working environment for the market traders and open up views of the Grade 2* listed Market House building. The new timber market stalls incorporate a “glowing orchard” artwork feature which illuminate the stalls when they are closed and help to bring vibrancy to the market place in the evening.