The market overhaul has been a key project in the council’s development masterplan.
The opening will be attended by Doncaster Mayor Ros Jones and South Yorkshire metro mayor Dan Jarvis. At this event there will be VIP’s and the media in attendance and a ribbon cutting ceremony. Feel free to drop by and get a first look at the transformation ahead of the big opening weekend events
Tuesday 26 March - VIP Opening event – Speeches & ribbon cutting approx. 12pm, followed by lots of entertainment and media including the Lion Dance – performed by Sheffield Lion Dance. ‘When the lion dances, it brings good luck and prosperity for the business it performs for and the crowd who watches it’. Live music from 11.30am – 4pm
Friday 29 March – there will be plenty of daytime entertainment for all the family, Ferris wheel, street entertainment and more. The evening brings the launch of Friday Night Live with live music and BBC music introducing DJ Christian Carlisle.
Friday Night Live at the Wool Market will run EVERY Friday from 29th March until 6th September 2019 (from 5 – 8:30pm)
The main work includes the conversion of the existing Grade II listed Wool Market to provide a ‘multifunction space, accommodating new food outlets, retail units and events space’ which will ‘contribute directly to the much needed diversification’ of Doncaster’s retail and leisure offer. Plans also include a complete redesign of the current market car park to provide additional spaces and coach drop off facility.
Residents and visitors of Doncaster will benefit from a full and modern market offer that includes a stage area to showcase demonstrations and events. The investment in the Wool Market, market car park and Corn Exchange will future proof the buildings and estate for the enjoyment of future generations.
This is just one of numerous schemes that is currently in the pipeline to transform Doncaster’s town centre. Over the next two years, the council is overseeing the delivery of a new library and museum, cinema and restaurants, street improvements to Hall Gate and Silver Street and a revamp of the rail station forecourt area.
Everyone is welcome and we hope to see you there!