Traders to return to historic market in heart of Croydon 

Traders will return to Surrey Street next Monday. Pic: SouthEastern Star (flickr)

Croydon traders will return to a renovated 700-year-old Surrey Street market next Monday after the first phase of its £1.1million regeneration plan is completed.

For 10 weeks, the stalls were temporarily relocated to north-end but now trading will resume in the bustling market from next week.

Andy Opie, director of safety on the project, said: “I am really pleased market traders are able to move back to Surrey Street and make use of the improvements that have been made so far.”

Opie spoke of how the renovations would help the community grow. He said: “The completed works will boost growth and help ensure the market becomes a truly vibrant destination where visitors can enjoy a range of activities, including shopping, eating and viewing art. This will help create a more flexible market space.”

Traders in the bustling market. Pic: SouthEastern Star (flickr)

Some of the upgrades of this first phase included levelled pavements, improvements to drainage systems and new cabling to support the next stage.

The following development plans for Surrey Street will include new street lighting, widened footways and public art installations. This should take place over the coming months.

A launch event to celebrate the market will take place on Saturday June 24.

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