Bradford 'City Village' Phase 1

A new energy efficient, sustainable, low carbon market building will be developed to consolidate two existing markets in the City Centre. The new market will include an open plan food court and an outdoor trading area, that will attract people to the area through activities such as cooking demonstrations.

Project Scope

Bradford City Village (Phase 1) will deliver a new energy efficient, sustainable, low carbon 4,000m² market hall and green space improvements in Bradford City Centre, replacing an outdated market and unlocking a mixed-use development opportunity. The scheme will deliver a new 4,000m² market building and public realm improvements in the area. The scheme will potentially support the creation of up to 400 jobs by 2024.  

This multi-million-pound scheme is expected to help reshape and reinvigorate Bradford city centre and assist in the recovery and development of the high street and city centre. The new Street Market will offer three floors of household goods, fresh food and hot food and drink as well as a new space for cultural and community activities

The new market will relocate tenants from the Oastler Centre and Kirkgate Markets potentially allowing land to be released for future development, provide public realm improvements, create jobs, and support employment opportunities.

This scheme is part of Bradford Council’s 10-year plan to repurpose and revitalise the area and develop an attractive and vibrant city centre retail market.  

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This scheme is expected to achieve the following outputs:

  • Create 400 (gross) jobs,
  • Create 157 construction jobs,
  • Release land for future development,
  • Create 4000 m² of mixed-use commercial floor,
  • Create 100 m² learning space,
  • Assist 100 learners to achieve a full qualification,
  • Create 1000 m² of improved or created public realm / green space
  • Safeguard 300 jobs


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