A summer of fun is continuing at Scarborough Market Hall while the building gets a £2.7m transformation.

The programme of activities continues during July to ensure there is always something happening down at the market.

The theme will be summer festivals, with celebrations planned to mark American Independence on 4th July and then Seafest from 29th to 31st July. There are also plans to hold some special “village fete” events in the middle of the month.

Councillor Bill Chatt, Scarborough Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Public Health and Housing, said:There’s lots happening down at the market this summer so the traders look forward to welcoming locals and visitors.

Aside from the programme of activities, there’s a tremendous amount to see on both floors of the market – from fresh meat, fruit, vegetables and refreshments on the ground floor to a huge range of unique little shops on the lower ground floor with something new to discover for everyone.

Contractors are now a month into work on the £2.7m revamp of the St Helen’s Square market as it gets a new mezzanine upper floor, creating space for new shops, offices and a café, as well as a complete facelift throughout. The market remains open with current stalls available throughout the work, which is expected to be completed by December.

On the ground floor hoardings have been put around an L-shaped section of the market, down the left hand side and bottom of the market, as you enter from St Helen’s Square. Demolition in this area is now complete and new construction work is about to begin. Market traders occupy the remaining open space and are trading as normal. The existing entrances from St Helen’s Square are unaffected.

Workmen are half way through underpinning and replacing flags on the lower ground floor and have just moved the position of hoardings to enable the next part of this work to continue. Shops on the lower floor are open as normal.

Leeds-based Esh Construction Ltd is carrying out the work and is expected to include local workers on the contract.