Market Square Northampton

Market stalls arrive at Northampton’s Market Square

Regeneration of the Market Square reached an important milestone this week as the first bespoke market stalls were delivered and installed.

The first four of the new 18 bespoke market stalls arrived in Northampton on Tuesday 4 December, and the rest to be completed by spring 2024. The design, cladding and colours of the stalls elegantly compliment the surrounding rich heritage of Northampton’s Market Square.

These stalls are a bespoke design with unique features, designed specifically for the needs of the Northampton Market traders. They are made of heavy-duty steel frames with robust cladding, which provides a sustainable and robust product. They include automated shutters which provide customers with shelter when up and security for traders when closed; this high level of security was requested by traders, so they are able to securely leave their produce in the units.

Although there are different types of units – some with a counter, some with a shop front and others that are fully open – all stalls can be fitted to the needs of individual traders, have space for their branding and signage and have access to utilities such as power, lighting and water. There will also be semi-permanent stalls in the Market Square to provide a mix of options for traders with different needs and encourage a greater variety of products and services for customers.

The market stalls have been installed, this will allow the supporting infrastructure and paving surrounding these to progress. Traders, who have been involved with in the design of the stalls, will have an opportunity to visit them in the new year.

Councillor Daniel Lister, Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Town Centre Regeneration and Growth at West Northamptonshire Council said:

“I am thrilled to see the first of Northampton’s new market stalls being delivered this week. Working closely with our partners Stepnell, it is great to see the project progress and reach important milestones such as this.

“We will continue to liaise with market traders and keep encouraging everyone to visit the temporary market on Commercial Street with events such as the free outdoor ice-skating taking place there this winter.”

The stalls were designed and manufactured by Asteco Industria (Prestige Kiosks) who won the contract to supply the stalls after a competitive tendering process which included UK based and European suppliers. Prestige offered the best quality product and best value for money following this process.

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