The History of Darley Street Market

The Darley Street Market scheme was approved by the Council in July 2018, in order to remodel the city’s core shopping area by relocating its two existing city centre markets to Darley Street to secure the future vitality of this important area of the city centre.

The market scheme is part of a wider strategy to help support local trade and revitalise the area of the city centre from Darley Street to the ‘Top of Town’ area around the Oastler Market by creating an attractive, resident friendly, healthy and sustainable environment in the city centre with landscaped traffic calmed street infrastructure and high quality public realm and community spaces.

The design of the new market was influenced by the various consultation exercises undertaken by the Council which led to the Darley Street Market receiving planning approval in May 2019.

The new Darley Street Market will be located on Darley Street/Piccadilly in Bradford City Centre and will involve demolishing several existing buildings premises along the street to create a modern market on three floors, two accessed from street level,  offering a mixture of food and non-food retail space, including an open plan hot food and beverage court on the top floor. It will also have a new quality market square for outdoor trading and events and seating for over 60 customers.

The Council has appointed Kier Construction as the main contractor who will build the new market and market square and it is anticipated to be completed by July 2023 with the market opening its doors in September 2023.