Works begin at Wolverhampton

Preparatory work on Wolverhampton’s new £4.9m city centre market begins

City of Wolverhampton Council announced in January the relocation of the market from Market Square.

The new Southside site, fronting Cleveland Street, will boast: 20 cabins and 48 stalls, with the option to trade from bigger cabins, an event space, a secure site with measures in place to combat hostile vehicles while still allowing access for traders to load and unload, CCTV, integrated lighting and power, free WiFi, canopy-covered walkways, offices, customer toilets, and comprehensive parking and storage facilities.

The new market will also provide increased footfall from the Wulfrun Centre and transport Interchange, as well as situating the market in a student catchment area.

As well as the existing traders securing stalls, new traders are welcomed, including street food vendors. Applications are currently being assessed and the window remains open, with pitches to be allocated to new traders before Christmas.

It is anticipated the move will be completed in Spring 2018.