Kirklees Council has made a strong commitment to the regeneration of Batley, Dewsbury and surrounding areas. They have identified a package of support for the area which complements exsisting investment and will drive further development in the future. This includes improvements to road networks, new housing initatives and a wider masterplan for the area which has been produced with external consultants GVA Grimley.
Below are details of just some of the activities that are part of this work.
Regeneration of Dewsbury Market
Dewsbury Market’s long anticipated refurbishment is complete and the market is shining brightly after its £2.7 million overhaul to the semi-covered and open markets.
The overall programme of refurbishment has taken just under a year to complete and the council has worked closely with the traders to try and minimise the disruption as much as possible.
The improvements aim to retain the market’s original character and make it brighter as well a ensure that its infrastructure meets current standards and will endure for many years to come. There has been structural work on the roof, a full electrical overhaul, refurbishment of the toilets, extension/refurbishment of the fish block, demolition and rebuilding of stalls, plus the creation of an open seating area called ‘Market Corner.’
The market has also been fully decorated throughout, together with colourful new canopies and brighter lighting. There is also improved security for both traders and shoppers, through the installation of shutters to the semi-covered market including CCTV and bollards