Bradford Council revealed the name of the main contractor appointed as preferred bidder to deliver the multimillion pound development of the city’s modern, spacious new market on Darley Street, with the work being awarded to Kier.
Work is to begin this week on Bradford’s transformational new multi-million pound markets scheme.
Bradford Council’s contractors will move onto the Darley Street site this Monday to begin the strip out of the buildings in readiness for their demolition next year making way for the construction of the new market.
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.
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 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.
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