It is full steam ahead for Bradford Council’s regeneration of its markets, as it confirms the purchase of a key building as part of the redefining Darley Street.
The Council has now acquired the old Marks and Spencer unit, whilst the confirmation of the Compulsory Purchase Order demonstrates the support and strong momentum behind the project.
With approval from the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, it is another stage of success for the £21million scheme. Bradford Council will move into the next phase of the transformation, looking to create a bespoke new building on Darley Street that will boast an exciting sustainable market and new public square.
Planning proposals for Bradford Council’s new market have been published bringing the major Darley Street project one step closer to becoming a reality.
Bradford Council is gathering people’s views on a new city centre food market proposal and we are keen to discover your opinions on our plans and your shopping preferences.
Our initial plans to develop a market in the former Marks & Spencer store have now been expanded to include additional properties that will be demolished to create a major new public space supporting the development of our city centre markets.
Our design team are busily working initially on the plans for the new Darley Street Market and if you want to see a computer model of the initial concept, please click here.
The vacant Marks & Spencer building is to be demolished to make way for a modern market that will focus on the sale of food and non-food items and services.
Our aim is to make the market a celebration of the best independent foods and services in the city, district and region.
Our exciting plans for the city markets have been approved by the Council. The plans will be available to view online and at our stakeholder consultation events taking place at the end of October. Further details will be announced shortly.
We have put together an experienced design team to take our plans forward and create two vibrant modern market halls that will become hubs for independent food and non-food retailing excellence in Bradford City Centre.
Work on the initial feasibility study and designs for both markets commenced in September 2017, and completed in January 2018.
The Markets Service has now completed the initial consultation with all tenants on the Council’s proposals for its city centre markets and the options to create a food focused market in the former M&S building on Darley Street and a non-food market in a modernised and redeveloped Kirkgate Market.Read More