A £300,000 project to regenerate Bulwell market place is to begin on Monday, January 23, council chiefs have revealed.
The work will begin in the area between Boots and Greggs at the end of Pilkington Street, to create a “more pleasant area for relaxing, socialising and shopping” by de-cluttering and repaving the pedestrianised area, providing new seating areas and bins and creating a bigger market space for future events and markets.
The works will open up Bulwell Market in order to promote greater use of the space including events and new and innovative markets, such as food markets, craft fairs and teenage markets, where young people can create and showcase their works for sale, to complement the traditional markets that currently take place and generate extra footfall.
The works are expected to be completed by Easter 2017, with the market remaining open while works take place.
The Bulwell Market Place project will receive £100,000 from the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership’s Local Growth Fund (LGF) and £200,000 from the City Council as part of a wider programme to regenerate the Bulwell market area.
D2N2 has been allocated around £192million in LGF funding to spend over six years (up to 2020) across its area, on infrastructure projects which directly promote economic growth.
Nottingham City Council has committed funding to develop Bulwell and Clifton town centres as part of a drive to make the city’s town centres attractive places for people to visit, shop and relax in, and adds to the conservation area status Bulwell town centre achieved in October 2016.
Councillor Graham Chapman, portfolio holder for neighbourhood regeneration, said: “Bulwell market is already a great place, and once these works are complete it will be even better with even more places to shop, providing a more attractive space and the opportunity to expand it with new ideas and market stalls.
“We are leading a number of projects in Nottingham to make it a better and more attractive city for people to live in and visit, not just in the city centre but in neighbourhoods like Bulwell.”