Tag Archive: Regeneration

This document sets out the Markets4People research team’s response to Newham Council’s consultation on a capacity and viability study for Queen’s Market and the neighbouring sheltered housing building Hamara Ghar. In November 2020, the Council began a consultation on a draft brief for the study, to inform its thinking on options...

In 2019 we conducted a large-scale survey with 500 customers each at Queen’s Market, Bury Market and Newcastle Grainger Market in order to gain an in-depth and rigorous understanding of markets users’ experiences. A number of market users were also invited to take part in focus groups to help us...

Traders and campaigners at Seven Sisters Market/Wards Corner in Tottenham (London) have taken a major step forward towards community-led development and self-management with the validation of their re-submitted  community plan. Seven Sisters Market (also known as Latin Village and Pueblito Paisa) is home to one of London’s two main clusters...

On Tuesday 8 July, Frances Northrop (New Economics Foundation) and I shared emerging findings from the Markets4People project with Islington Council’s Inclusive Economy Board, chaired by Councillor Asima Shaikh. Being home to some of London’s poorest and wealthiest residents, Islington Council has been working to reduce income inequalities since its...

  Markets4People Co-Investigator and Bradford Civic Society Place Panel, co-chair After years spent languishing in a nondescript shed, Bradford’s central food market is to move into a purpose-built building in the centre of the city. This will, the Council hopes, catalyse regeneration in the city centre. There is certainly much to...

On the 13 and 14th of July Sara Gonzalez briefly visited Barcelona to gain a better understanding of traditional markets there, as Barcelona is often regarded, internationally, as a model for other markets to follow. There, she spoke to officials from the Municipal Institute for Markets and two campaign groups...

Last week members of our project team made a long-awaited trip to Barnsley Market, having heard a great deal about the Council’s regeneration programme and about the Market’s central role in the community. These plans aim to provide a new setting for the market as a central part of the...

A major focal point for our research project will be a series of large-scale surveys conducted at three UK markets, selected as case-studies. Here, we’ll be asking market users about their experiences of shopping in their local market, about how and why shop there, and also seeking their views on...