Amazing Street market Croydon

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Amazing Street market Croydon

Amazing Street market Croydon

St Georges Walk market By St Georges Walk market

A new market offer in the town centre of Croydon: The market will offer a variety of goods and services with a focus on the creative industries, with profits recycled back in to the concept.

Croydon Idea stage

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The market will be a place where people come to CONNECT and to experience independent local products and produce. It will provide more than just a market – a place to spend time, linger and learn. It will celebrate the DIVERSITY of not just our traders, but the residents and businesses of Croydon.

We are proposing to locate the market in St Georges Walk. This part of Croydon represents an underused and somewhat unloved shopping parade.

Through pro-active stewardship and a curatorial approach, the space provides an ideal location for a high quality, new market. This will complement rather than compete with the existing shops.

St Georges Walk is ideally located in terms of its proximity to Croydon’s High Street and town centre. It is a 5 – 10 minute walk from both East and West Croydon railway stations, and just two minutes from the nearest tram stop, St George’s Street. In addition to this the location is well served by numerous bus services.

What we'll deliver:

  • Work with the landlord to make aesthetic improvements to the current Walk;
  • Attract and sign-up a number of “anchor” traders, to provide and offer services that would drive new interest, footfall;
  • Sign up traders with a rent free period and on-going competitive pitch rates
  • Work with the existing businesses to ensure that the market complements their activities, rather than competing
  • Provide the necessary security and logistical management to ensure that the market was run in a positive manner
  • Cross reference traders documentation, such as food hygiene and public liability insurance
  • Employ a dedicated market manager, incentivised by bonuses to keep occupancy high and the environment clean and tidy
  • Make St Georges walk once again a great place for people to spend time in and enjoy

Why it's a great idea:

Because it is simple, meets the objectives of the High Streets Fund, and will bring much needed investment and job growth to Croydon and a currently under-occupied area of the town centre.

Alternative the offer provided by the market to appeal to a wide range of stall holders. Indicatively this would offer arts & jewellery intage wares on a Saturday; Artisan foods on a Sunday;

The market will grow organically from a strong base of regular and vetted DEDICATED traders to ensure that the market provides a genuinely exciting, interesting and sustainable offer. Through these traders, the market will have a wealth of artisan skills and EXPERTISE, helping visitors to the market to enrich their experience of Croydon, to share KNOWLEDGE and work together to forge partnerships. The market will INSPIRE people with creativity, entrepreneurship and energy. We will work with small businesses and social enterprises, providing them with guidance and SUPPORT. The market will be a place for everyone.

Steps to get it done:

  • Already engaged with the landlord, who is supportive of the project
  • We have taken a commercial unit in the area for our own business, so have a genuine interest in the project’s success
  • We have spoken to the Council who have endorsed the project
  • Work with the Council and wider stakeholders to engage and positively contribute to the area.
  • Offer test pitches to entrepreneurs and new businesses

The market will be overseen by a Board of trustees, who will determine the strategic direction of the business, where to recycle profits, decide on applications from new traders amongst other key decisions. A Council representative will be encouraged to sit on the Board.
St George’s Walk market will not be run as a not for profit commercial entity but profit will be used to improve St George’s Walk by way of events, maintenance and marketing, all of which will be discussed and allocated spend decided at a bi-monthly trustee meeting.
All traders will be via an open submission policy to join the market and will be assessed to see if they fit the market’s core values. The market will initially focus on arts & jewellery; vintage and artisan foods, with each category being on a different day.
We estimate initial funding requirements of £20,000 and further information on this is set out in the cash flow forecast.

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Location Croydon

Croydon has 80 other projects and £905,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

St George's walk

Council

Croydon Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £19,907

market stalls - £9,100 (46%)
market manager - £4,000 (20%)
cleaner - £2,700 (14%)
unit - £1,000 (5%)
fixing central reservations - £600 (3%)
cleaning sky lights - £600 (3%)
Other - £1,907 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

46%
market stalls
£9,100
20%
market manager
£4,000
14%
cleaner
£2,700
5%
unit
£1,000
3%
fixing central reservations
£600
3%
cleaning sky lights
£600
10%
Other
£1,907
  • Transaction Fees
    £827
  • Spacehive fees
    £666
  • VAT
    £180

Total £19,907

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