Yesterday I visited the site of the new Watford market, which will open in September, in the grounds of the TJ Hughes building. It will be modern and brightly coloured container-style market, spread over two floors, with an eating area level with the flyover, making it really visible from the ring road.
Shoppers will be able to access the new market via a main entrance on The Parade, as well as a rear entrance by the ring road. It will be really well sign-posted and very visible, so I hope this will significantly improve footfall.
We’ve built a new footpath to link Clarendon Road to the rear entrance of the market. This was important because so many of our older residents get off the bus on Clarendon Road, so we wanted to make it as easy as possible for them to get there, quickly and safely.
Most of the existing traders are transferring to the new market when it opens in September and are looking forward to the move. And of course, the old market in Charter Place will not close until the new market has opened!