Town Centre Regeneration

A town centre that thrives

Basildon Town Centre is undergoing an extensive programme of regeneration which is set to transform the town into a modern and vibrant shopping hub with a thriving night-time economy.

The relocation of Basildon Market to St Martin’s Square has made way for the development of South Essex College’s state-of-the-art digital technology college on the market’s former site in Market Pavement.

The new market boasts 46 modern kiosks and space for up to 40 pop-up stalls allowing for themed events alongside day to day trading. The relocation of the market coincides with significant improvement works to the paving and general look and feel of St Martin’s Square.

At the opposite end of the town centre there are exciting plans for East Square including a 10-screen cinema operated by Empire Cinemas, which will include the biggest screen outside of Leicester Square, and six new restaurants.

The redevelopment, which also includes significant improvements to the square, will make the area a beacon for leisure and evening entertainment, creating a thriving night-time economy.