Wolverhampton’s market to open in July

The new city centre market in Wolverhampton is to open on July 17th, with plans being made for a ‘spectacular’ formal opening event four days later.

The market has been moved from its former location in the Market Square to Southside, where it will consist of 20 cabins and 48 stalls. The new location offers the flexibility to trade from bigger cabins, an event space, better traffic management, CCTV, integrated lighting and power, free WiFi, canopy covered walkways, offices, customer toilets, and better parking and storage facilities.

The new location also benefits from better footfall from the Wulfrun Centre and a transport inter-change as well as being situated in a well known student catchment area.

Cllr Steve Evans, the Wolverhampton council cabinet member for City Environment has described the new market as ” a major asset to the city centre. The new market, partly funded by the sale of Market Square, is part of the Westside scheme, has loads of potential – and we want this to be the people’s market, where events are also encouraged.”

Evans added: ” The current market traders have been accommodated and we expect occupancy at the new market to be close to 100% once it opens. The addition of new traders will provide a more varied range of sales lines to differentiate it from a traditional market offer.”




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