Market Hall Traders make the first move to new site
Published: 28 May 2021
Traders in Derby’s Victorian Market Hall are starting to relocate to their new home ready for essential works to take place as part of the building’s regeneration.
Tomorrow, Saturday 29 May, is the last trading day in the Market Hall for these stalls, which will move to the Eagle Market next week and be open for business by Monday 7 June:
- Mobile Genie
- The Mecca
- Smokers Market
- Mode BMX
- Katz & Co
- E. Corden Greengrocers
- King of Tarot
The last day of trading for John’s Shoes, which is not relocating, is Saturday 29 May. These stalls will all remain open in the Market Hall until the building closes at the end of trading on Saturday 5 June:
- Viva Hate
- Panorama Café
- Sweet Delights
- El Contador
- S&J Lewin Butchers
- Beckett’s Deli
- Michaels’s Deli
Lewin Butchers and the two Deli units will move to Eagle Market, where their stalls are due to be up and running in the next few weeks. The other traders have decided to find alternative locations and can be contacted directly for information about their future plans.
From Monday 31 May the Guildhall entrance to Derby Market Hall will be closed but the entrances through Lock Up Yard and from Osnabruck Square will stay open for the final week of trading.
Derby City Council is working in partnership with Derbion to enable the traders to run their businesses in the Eagle Market while the Market Hall closes temporarily during the multi million-pound transformation programme.
The Council has taken out a lease with Eagle Market for the Market Hall traders’ units and has financially supported the fit-out. The traders will be offered first refusal for stalls at the Market Hall when its transformation is complete and terms and conditions for new leases have been finalised.
Throughout negotiations to find alternative premises during the refurbishment, the Council has worked closely with the traders to keep them updated.
The rejuvenated Market Hall will become a vibrant retail and leisure destination at the heart of the city centre, linking Derbion and St Peter’s Quarter to the Cathedral Quarter and Becketwell, and increasing the diversity of the city centre economy.
It will also play a vital role in creating a thriving cultural heart in the Market Place and surrounding area, including the Assembly Rooms site, as part of plans to encourage economic recovery and investor confidence in the city centre.