Public Realm Improvements
Maidstone Borough Council is committed to enhancing the town centre to further improve the destination as a high-quality location for retail and leisure. A major programme of works is underway to improve the public realm, giving the town centre a more pedestrian feel, to create a fantastic and accessible environment to live and work in.
As a result of the regeneration, the connectivity and aesthetics of Maidstone town centre will be enhanced, enabling Maidstone to maintain its place as one of the premier town centres in Kent. The project will deliver a distinctive, safe and high-quality place that befits a 21st Century County Town.
Maidstone Borough Council recently secured the head lease of the complex in order to allow the Council to actively manage the centre in a bid to make it a key destination for leisure activities in the town centre and to support one of its strategic priorities to make Maidstone a Thriving Place. As part of that, the Council plans to improve and refresh the Complex to help attract and retain tenants, and to make the venue an attractive and compelling destination for residents and visitors.
The proposed improvements include redesigning and painting key features of the façade, removal of a gated car park entrance, and removal of the cattle market structure and car park railings. The overall effect will be to give the complex a more modern look, open up the surroundings, and link it to the adjoining Medway riverside.