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.
Visitors to the Oastler Shopping Centre can enjoy a summer of free film fun at a new pop-up cinema announced today as part of the Bradford Family Film Festival.
Bradford Council’s Markets Team is to host the pop-up cinema, which will launch on Friday August 3 with a screening of the popular Disney classic, The Lion King.
Shoppers will be able to enjoy a free screening every Friday at 11am throughout August. Titles include the 1960’s classic The Jungle Book, Aardman animation’s Shaun the Sheep and some exciting Pixar animation shorts.
We are delighted to have Wur Bradford, our local community artists Chemaine Cooke and Jean McEwan engage in a new project inside the Oastler Market. The ‘We Are Here’ project celebrates the unique history, communities and stories of the market, taking participants on a journey of discovery and the culture of Bradford through the market.
Join us for lots of Easter fun in the markets this year! This Easter, we have our very talented team at Young Master’s Visual Art School delivering Easter Egg Craft Workshops in both Oastler and Keighley Market. Both workshops will take place on Saturday 31st March between 12-3pm.Read More
You may have already seen the new dedicated events space that we have created in the middle of the market, it’s now complete and ready in time for our Christmas programme! We intend the space to be used for various promotional events, ‘pop up’ test trading, product launches or general awareness/fundraising campaigns throughout the year.
The Council have been working with local bus company TLC to make it easier for people to get to the Oastler Market. A new shuttle bus service is being launched that will run between the Interchange and the Oastler Market at the top of town. An initiative welcomed both by traders and shoppers, should see an increase in footfall in both city centre markets. Read More
The Summer Arts & Crafts Fair in the Oastler Centre went down very well with local children with the help of the Young Masters Visual Art School. Gemma and Sharon from YM collected scrap from market traders for children to shape, paint, sell and play mini market traders in a mini stall! The stall resembled a mini creche and we look forward to hosting more childrens activities by Young Masters. Read More