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.
We are open Good Friday and Saturday, Normal Times across all our markets and closed on Bank Holiday.
You can find all our Christmas Opening Times for our indoor markets below. This year, our markets will be open on Sundays and extended normal weekday hours. 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
It all Spooks with us this Halloween, we have ghoulish activities lined up at the ready across our markets!
Oastler Shopping Centre – Saturday 28 October 12.30-4.30pm
The Young Master’s Visual Art School will be running a mummy-making workshop. Under threes will be able to make a masking tape mummy and older children will be able to make their very own 3D repositionable mummy.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
Traders are invited to the next open meeting for Bradford city centre businesses, which will be held on the evening of Tuesday 19th September 2017, from 5.15pm until approximately 7.15pm, and will be held at Impressions Gallery, Centenary Square, Bradford, BD1 1SD.Read More
Wur Bradford, our resident local artists based in Kirkgate Market, recently hosted a guided Food Walk and Poetry Trail inside the Oastler Centre. A group of people were led through the market to sample delicious tasters from various food traders including Roswitas Deli, Thai Noodle Bar and Solly Foods.Read More
We’re aiming for Victory so let’s get them in to Shop for Victory so we can feel Victorious!
You will probably remember seeing some filming and video footage being captured across all of Bradford Markets over the past few months (as well as some fellow traders in some strange looking poses!) and you probably heard it was all in the name of a social campaign to promote our markets.Read More
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
The Council has been reviewing the city centre markets and the Top of Town more generally. We understand that as traders with a passion for the city and a direct stake in its success you have been keen to discuss the future of the markets and need the certainty to plan for the future of your business.
Over the past few months, we have worked with local artists, Jean Mcewan and Chemaine Cooke from Wur Bradford on various projects that aim to create a sense of ambience and atmosphere in the markets.
The lucky winners of our Christmas Loyalty Card scheme in both Oastler and Kirkgate Market were revealed at the end of December. Traders will be very pleased to know that the top 3 prizes, which were randomly drawn from our raffle box, went to regular shoppers of the markets.
Traders and staff at Keighley Market brought the spirit of Christmas to the centre of Keighley by raising £2170.00 for Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice.
Generous shoppers bought raffle tickets for the chance to win a six-in-one games table, with table football, push hockey, skittles, pool, draughts and table tennis.
Traders at Oastler Centre will be gracing the passenger liners of Bradford depot buses.
As part of the new brand identity of Bradford Markets, we gave several traders at Oastler Centre the opportunity to become the ‘face’ of the markets.
Cheaper city centre parking is on the way at the Westgate car park, next to the Oastler Centre.
Following the decision by Morrisons to close their supermarket on Westgate in April this year, Bradford Council have carried out a survey to establish how their decision has affected the use of the adjacent Read More
Over the coming months, Anete Matvejeva, a recent graduate from the University of Bradford, will be working alongside the Markets Promotions Officer, Khansa Tufail, on our first project aiming to increase our presence on digital platforms.Read More
Shoppers at Oastler Centre and Kirkgate Market could be in for a treat this year by signing up to our Christmas Loyalty Card Scheme, with a £500 Cash Prize, food vouchers and hampers brimming with goodies all up for grabs.
Halloween: It’s close to half-term and something creepy is lurking in the mart….
We have a number of seasonal events coming up at the Oastler Centre, Kirkgate Market and Keighley Market Hall. We hope that traders will dress up and participate in any seasonal events and join in the fun to create a festive, inviting and vibrant atmosphere in all the markets.Read More