Each Urban Market Company development will be unique. Each will play host to an inspiring pot-pourri of independent start-up and established businesses. Stalls, shops, studios, workshops, restaurants, cafes, bars, clubs, live venues…they could all be there. Together, they will make buzzing ‘people places’ that boost economic activity, generate employment and breathe sustainable new life into local areas.
These market-centred developments will offer an opportunity for young, entrepreneurial businesses to incubate and grow in a collective setting. We anticipate a mix of long standing innovative talent, young upstarts and where appropriate a handful of more established retailers looking to support innovation.
Market centred-retail is more than just a collection of traditional retail and market stalls. It is a philosophy, a lifestyle choice and a statement about valuing social as well as economic aspirations.