Strategically located in heart of the city's central shopping area, the new Darley Street Market has been designed to be a light, airy and modern retail space and is packed with energy and environment saving features including smart heating, lighting and ventilation systems, rainwater capture technologies and green transport facilities.
The market will have three trading floors each specialising in non-food, fresh and hot foods as well as an underground basement for deliveries and waste recycling.
The market's top floor will house an open plan food court for 13 hot food and drink vendors with seating for over 500 customers, an outdoor viewing balcony with seating and a stage for day and evening entertainment that will open into the evenings to support the local night-time economy.
The new market square will boast eight large umbrellas for outdoor trading, a large outdoor screen and capacity for up to 500 people designed to host a range of cultural and entertainment events.
The new market is currently under construction and expected to open in September 2023.
Demand has been strong - to date the council has received over 260 expressions of interest from potential traders wanting to operate in the new market. These and others are now invited to formally apply.
Interested retailers should visit the Bradford Markets website for further information on how to apply.
The Darley Street Market is being developed in parallel with other significant regeneration projects such as the 4,000 capacity music venue Bradford Live, City Village – a sustainable inner city regeneration housing project and One City Park – a state-of-the-art and energy efficient mixed use commercial development on the doorstep of the multi-award- winning public space, City Park.
The new market is partly funded by the Government's Getting Building Fund.
The Getting Building Fund is investing in shovel-ready infrastructure projects to create jobs and support economic recovery across the country.
Getting Building Fund
On 4 August 2020, the government confirmed the list of over 300 successful projects which will receive a share of £900 million from the Getting Building Fund.
The full list of projects is available on GOV.UK.
The Getting Building Fund is investing in shovel-ready infrastructure projects to create jobs and support economic recovery across the country. Projects funded include:
The successful projects (over 300) are expected to deliver up to 85,000 jobs, over 1,500,000 sqm of commercial floor space, unlocking 45,000 homes, almost 1,000,000 sqm of public realm or green space improved or created, over 50,000 new learners assisted, and 65 million kgs of CO2 emissions saved.