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Jaywick Market and Commercial Space


Approval Status


Fully Approved

Delivery Status


GBF Project Delivered

Project Completion Date


Autumn 2023

The project will build and operate covered market and affordable business space on a gateway site in Jaywick Sands to support the local economy, grow local entrepreneurship, and grow and retain economic activity and job creation in the local area.

The proposal is to construct 13 affordable rent business units offering 9,500 sqft lettable area and a covered local market of 10 affordable pitches. Alongside this, the public realm in the area will be improved including the creation of a new community garden and a multipurpose hard landscaped area which can be used for outdoor markets and seasonal events. This will form part of a programme of wider regeneration and will deliver an extensive range of positive social impacts to help alleviate the severe deprivation experienced by much of the Jaywick Sands community including increased employment opportunities, increased training opportunities, a rise in skills and employability, pride in the area, a rise in aspiration especially amongst younger people and significantly improved health benefits through affordable access to fresh foods.

Funding Approval

The project was considered by Accountability Board on 20th November 2020 and the decision was made to approve the award of £1,972,000 GBF funding to this project, subject to the following funding condition being met:

  • Provision of written confirmation, by the end of Q1 2021/22, that planning consent has been secured for the project.

If this funding condition is not met, the GBF funding must be returned in full for reallocation to the next project on the GBF pipeline.

A project update was provided to the Accountability Board on 12th March 2021, which indicated that the outcome of the planning application was now not expected until July 2021 but that work had continued to ensure project delivery by 31st March 2022 as required. In light of this update, the Accountability Board chose to extend the deadline for securing planning consent for the project to the end of July 2021.

At the 10 September 2021 Accountability Board meeting it was confirmed that the outstanding conditions, which was to secure planning, had now been met.

At the 19 November 2021 Accountability Board meeting it was agreed that the project met the conditions and criteria for the retention of GBF funding beyond the 31 March 2022 for a maximum period of 6 months. This is subject to Strategic Board endorsement at its meeting in December 2021.

Award of additional GBF funding

A new GBF prioritised pipeline was established to support projects experiencing cost increases due to the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic and Brexit or due to high inflation levels, or seeking to extend the original project to support further phases of an existing project was agreed by the Strategic Board in October 2022.

The project was included on the new GBF projects pipeline and the award of an additional £300,879 GBF was approved by the Accountability Board on 25 November 2022.

At the Accountability Board meeting on 27 January 2023 the Project was awarded an additional £118,181 GBF. Further, at the 13 April 2023 Accountability Board meeting it was agreed that GBF can be retained against the project until 30 June 2023.

Project Outputs/Outcomes
Jobs created 45
Commercial space unlocked (sq m) 840
Businesses Assisted 20
Km of road/cycle and footpaths 0.15Km
Public realm or green space improved/created (sq m) 3,700

£85m of investment to East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock

The Getting Building Fund focuses on projects that can progress quickly and that will stimulate and better integrate economies in some of the most economically impacted and COVID-affected parts of the South East.

£85m of Getting Building Fund investment has been secured, enabling delivery of 45 projects across East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock.

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Funding value: £2,391,060
Total Project cost: £5,291,242
Return to Capital Investment