Redevelopment of the entire market square and access way areas including 46 new off-site fabricated kiosks for the market traders. The scheme involved new electrics, water, drainage and data to serve the kiosks and construction of a new services building for the marketplace.
All of the works were undertaken whilst the shopping centre remained fully operational. With careful and strategic use of temporary barriers and traffic management techniques these public realm works were undertaken in phases and out of hours periods to minimise the disruption and ensure that the stores could remain open and trading.
The replacement paving works were undertaken immediately to the entrance of some major stores including Argos, Lloyds Bank, Wilko and Marks and Spencer; all areas being subject to heavy foot traffic.
Thomas Sinden were subsequently awarded Phase II of the Basildon Town Centre Regeneration, involving extensive landscape improvements to St Martin’s Square and St Martin’s Church Gardens which adjoin the new market.