Scunthorpe’s new St John’s Market in Scunthorpe has opened its doors following a multi-million pound investment from North Lincolnshire Council, with more than 60 traders taking stalls.
The council transformed the former BHS store on Jubilee Way into a contemporary market offering bespoke stalls that celebrates the area’s retail heritage.
North Lincolnshire Council secured nearly £4m from Greater Lincolnshire LEP for Scunthorpe town centre infrastructure improvements, including acquisition of St John’s Market new building.
Cllr Rob Waltham, Leader of North Lincolnshire Council officially opened the new market this morning, he said: “The whole markets team have been working tirelessly over the past few months to get to this point. It looks fantastic and offers a completely different shopping experience for visitors.
“We kept our promise to open up a new market and we have delivered that today following a multi-million pound investment.
“The Food Court is something we’ve never had before at the market in Scunthorpe; it is brilliant. It will open six days a week until late so people wanting to stay in the town centre for longer can and people visiting the cinema can get a bite to eat.
“This morning we have seen existing customers come through the doors as well as young people coming before school. It is an exciting time for Scunthorpe.”
Charmaine Ingham from Tutti Fruiters said: “I am really pleased the market is open. I love my stall; it’s in a fantastic position. The feedback I’ve had from my customers so far has been brilliant. The council have been fantastic throughout the whole process and have communicated everything with us.”