Emerging market

Basildon's new St Martin's Square market is due to be fully up and running in the new year.

Larger than its predecessor, it will offer 46 permanent kiosks and 48 pop-up stalls, compared to about 40 stalls at the former Market Square site.

Construction work began in January 2017, and once the market has moved its old site will be redeveloped by South Essex College as their new campus.

The project also includes works to St Martin's Gardens, bringing a more open and peaceful space for residents and visitors and completing the 'green link' from the town centre to Gloucester Park, designed by architect Liz Lake and Associates.

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