12 October 2014

The countdown to the opening of Wakefield's prestigious new market, which opens for business on June 23, has begun.

Designed by leading architect David Adjaye, the new building is in a prime position on Union Street, opposite the old market and

The Council has already signed up several local speciality food companies for the market hall in a bid to improve customer choice and to reduce the city's carbon footprint. Many familiar faces from the old market will be there and newcomers include a Polish deli and a Yorkshire tapas bar.

Outdoors, there will be an emphasis on high quality, locally produced produce on general market days but we also have some exciting new initiatives. Each Thursday there will be a global and ethnic market. This will offer high quality food, clothing, soft furnishings and other household goods from around the world. On Tuesdays there will be a reuse market where quality, fit for purpose, second hand items can be sold.

The new market hall is part of the Trinity Walk development by Modus Properties and Simons Developments, with the main contractor for the scheme being Shepherd Construction Ltd.

It is set transform the Marsh Way area of the city and in addition to the new market hall, includes:-

  • more than 500,000 sq ft of retail accommodation including new stores for Debenhams, Sainsbury's, Next, H&M, Peacocks and New Look
  • 72 residential units
  • a 957 customer space car park
  • a new library

Opening hours
Market Hall and Food Hall
Monday to Saturday 8.30am - 5pm

Open Market
Monday, Friday, Saturday 8.30am - 4pm

Re-use Market
Tuesday 8.30am - 4pm

Global Market
Thursday 8.30am - 4pm

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