Market opportunities – indoor and outdoor

May 31, 2018 1:27 pm

Tony's café in refurbished Idlewells indoor market

Did you know that we offer grants to traders on outdoor markets across Ashfield and Mansfield?  Not only that but the indoor market at the Idlewells in Sutton has recently been refurbished.  What’s more, there is currently great availability on a range of stalls.

Grants available

Our markets scheme in Ashfield offers grants of up to £1,500.  This grant provides support to new start-up  traders moving into the Idlewells Indoor Market.  It also provides up to £500 for new start-up traders looking to locate on the outdoor markets in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Kirkby-in-Ashfield or Hucknall.  Find out more.

Meanwhile, there could be up to 12 months rent-free for new traders on Mansfield market.  This initiative is to encourage new traders offering currently under-represented products.  To find out more, contact the markets team on 01623 463733 or visit Mansfield District Council’s website.

Idlewells indoor market

Refurbished late last year, the indoor market now benefits from a light and airy atmosphere.  Furthermore, there is a range of stalls available, including non-food retail, food retail and food catering units.  These vary in size from 9.96 sqm (140 sqft) to 27.38 sqm (2,974 sqft) with rents available from £5,466 to £16,793.  In addition to the grant, other incentives such as reduced rent may also be available.

The Idlewells shopping centre is open Monday to Saturday from 8 to 6 and Sunday from 10 to 4.  The indoor market is open on weekdays from 9 to 5 and Saturdays 8:30 to 5.  Viewing is available at any reasonable time.  To find out more or to arrange a viewing, please contact WA Barnes on 01623 554084 or email on

Other retail opportunities

If you are looking for shop premises, we can also help.  Not only do we offer a free and confidential property search facility but we also offer vacant shops grants and shop front improvements grants.  Read more about all our grants.

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