Market on the move

Project Jennifer scheme

Plans are moving forward to relocate the famous “Greatie” market at Great Homer Street to a new facility on Dryden Street.

Liverpool City Council has today submitted a planning application which will see the popular market moving a short distance along Great Homer Street to a new site at Dryden Street, which has been designed in partnership with market trader representatives.

The City Council has been working closely with its partners, St. Modwen and the operator of the market Groupe Geraud, to determine the best location, which will see it move from its current position to make way for the comprehensive regeneration of Great Homer Street.

The new market represents a significant investment for the City Council and will include the refurbishment of an existing building to create a home for the indoor market, a partly covered space for the outdoor market and parking areas for customers and traders vans all on one site.

Liverpool City Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Councillor Malcolm Kennedy, said: “We have listened to the views of the market traders and customers and this planning application responds to their needs and demonstrates our commitment to delivering this vital scheme.

“The new market at Dryden Street will complement the development at Great Homer Street and will provide a first class facility that will enable it to thrive.”

Paul Batho, projects director at St. Modwen, said: “We have been working closely with our partners for some time to determine the best way forward for Great Homer Street Market. Following lengthy discussions with the market traders and customers we are delighted that we have been able to reach an agreement on its new home.

“We are pleased that Project Jennifer is moving forwards into its implementation phase and we are looking forward to delivering the much needed scheme for north Liverpool.”

The Project Jennifer scheme, which is being led by regeneration specialist St. Modwen in partnership with Liverpool City Council, will transform the Great Homer Street area in north Liverpool. It will create an estimated 1,000 new jobs, new homes, significant public realm improvements and includes a new flagship Sainsbury’s supermarket, which will be the largest supermarket in the city.

Work is expected to start on site in Spring 2014.

For more information visit http://www.greathomerstreet.co.uk/