Following extensive input from Quarterbridge Market Developments and Quarterbridge Lettings, Doncaster’s newly refurbished Wool Market has enjoyed a hugely successful first week’s trade.
Quarterbridge have been advising Doncaster Council on the redevelopment of the Wool Market, which forms part of the overall Markets estate in Doncaster town centre, since March 2017.
Doncaster Wool Market opened this week with a diverse mix of new catering and retail units
After closing in December 2017 for refurbishment, Doncaster Wool Market opened this week with a diverse mix of new catering and retail units centered around a stage and communal seating area. The building has seen an overhaul in the layout and quality of stalls, toilet facilities have been installed and glass frontages have been put in place around the building. The car park, located directly next to the Wool Market, has been extended by an additional 97 spaces now feeding directly into the building.
Quarterbridge Lettings, the UK’s only dedicated letting agency for markets, designed the tenant mix and pre-let the project to entirely independent retailers and street food businesses.
An exciting new shopping and dining experience
Thousands of people came to the Wool Market over the opening week to enjoy food from all over the world, shop at a diverse mix of quality retailers and relax in the communal seating area whilst enjoying live music and entertainment. The Wool Market redevelopment has provided Doncaster with an exciting new shopping and dining experience.
The future of markets is about more than just developing buildings
The future of markets is about more than just developing buildings, it is about developing social hubs by creating a multi-use space which encourages dwell time and perambulation. The Wool Market encapsulates these values, providing a family friendly, enjoyable space which supports Doncaster’s early evening economy (with the food court open until 9pm Thursday-Saturday).
Social media feedback has been overwhelmingly positive
Social media feedback has been overwhelmingly positive following initial skepticism about the value of the project and future of the market. Businesses in other areas of the market estate and in this area of town have seen an uplift in trade, with some doubling their usual takings, demonstrating the business and community value of thriving markets.