New Bradford city centre market proposals

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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.

We’d also like to hear your ideas on how to encourage more shopping visits to the new market.

Take part in the online survey

The proposals involve building an attractive spacious modern market on Darley Street with a dedicated underground servicing area and a dynamic new public space hosting outdoor stalls and specialist open air events. This should bring more people into the city centre and to the market.

The new development aims to offer the best of local and regional fresh food and could be recognised as a centre for food retailing excellence and a key shopping destination in Bradford city centre.

It would be designed to meet the needs of the modern shopper in a building that is truly fit for purpose.

The market could be designed to be as transparent as possible to complement the surrounding historic buildings and increase the visibility of Piccadilly.

The proposed design is a contemporary version of a traditional market hall and would trade on three levels.

It would use the natural slope of Darley Street and Piccadilly giving level access at the lower and upper ends of the building allowing people to enter on two levels.

This would create three separate floors, each with their own special identity and environment:

  • The lower ground floor would be entered at the lower point of Darley Street and could focus on dry foods. A decorated or vaulted structure would make it warm and intimate. Dry goods displays and services would be beautifully lit enhancing the area and drawing people in. 
  • The first floor could house a world food court where customers could eat great food in communal seating areas whilst soaking up the bustling market atmosphere.
  • The upper ground floor could be entered from the upper section of Darley Street and could house the main fresh food stalls.

The market stalls could be housed under a roof canopy in a space filled with natural light, colour and people.

Your feedback will help the Council and its partners understand local people’s needs and preferences.

We want to capture as many opinions as possible – your views will be critical to the success of this new development.

We will listen carefully to your ideas and take them into consideration for the next stage of the project.

The closing date for the survey is 29th March 2019.

This markets consultation and survey is being carried out by marketing/branding consultants, Creative Race.

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