Work on Great Yarmouth's new £4.7m market has been hailed as 'incredible' - by the project managers. 

Greyfriars Project Management, a Norwich-based company, was contracted by the borough council to provide a number of services during the second and third phases of the work, which was finished in September.

Jon Barnard, director of Greyfriars Project Management, said: “The transformation of the area is incredible.

"It was certainly logistically challenging to work in a live market place, but we’re thrilled to have overcome those and successfully delivered the project in-line with the client’s vision."

Eastern Daily Press: People queue up for chips at a stall at the new market in Great Yarmouth. People queue up for chips at a stall at the new market in Great Yarmouth. (Image: James Weeds)

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Throughout the project, Greyfriars provided services including programme management, construction procurement, budgetary controls, contract administration and risk management.

Mr Barnard said: “We’ve been involved in a number of projects in Great Yarmouth in recent years, so we’re pleased to have worked on another development which will have so many economic and social benefits for the people of Great Yarmouth."

The new building is a glulam-framed, high roofed, larch clad canopy structure. It houses 29 full size market units and three smaller ‘pop-up’ kiosks intended for new or seasonal vendors. 

Construction of a new "lighter and brighter" marketplace began in April 2021, with the first phase completed in June 2022.

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The second phase's canopy area opened several weeks ago, allowing visitors to take a look at the 12 new stalls. There is also space at the front for pop-up traders and a covered seating area.

Still to come in the town centre is landscaping by the market square, which will include more trees and seating areas, and the regeneration of the Palmers building into a library and education centre, which will be named The Place.

The construction of the new market area has caused some controversy, with some long-established traders choosing not to relocate to the new structure and an ongoing investigation into the cause of delays throughout the construction.