Manchester City Council

Market Street

  1. Size of location

    30m x 8m

  2. Footfall

    Weekdays 90,500
    Saturdays 147,500
    Sundays: 67,200

  3. Description

    Market Street is one of the principal retail streets in the city. It is a pedestrian zone bustling with shoppers and commuters on their way to work. It is flanked by major high street stores and the famous Manchester Arndale Centre, which is one of the largest shopping centre’s in the UK with 41 million visitors annually. Market Street is the main thoroughfare located directly on the pedestrian route from Piccadilly Station and Victoria Station with an average weekend footfall in excess of 200,000.

  4. Nearby attractions and retailers

    Arndale Centre
    Carphone Warehouse
    Manchester City Football Store
    Marks & Spencer

  5. Nearest car parks

    NCP Car Park Manchester Arena, New Bridge Street, M3 1AR

    Total Car Park Limited (Boddingtons) car park, Great Ducie Street, M3 1RR

    NCP Car Park Manchester Arndale, High Street, M4 1AZ

    Exchange Station, Victoria Street, M3 1SU

    Height restrictions may apply.

  6. Nearest toilets

    The Corn Exchange and the Arndale Centre.

    See for location and opening times.

  7. Vehicle access

    Access is via Princess Street, turning onto Cooper Street/Fountain Street and then turning left onto Market Street.  In exceptional circumstances access can be made available from Cross Street.

    Once vehicles are unloaded, it must leave of Market Street via Cross Street (straight ahead). Wait for the green light to show indicating bollards have lowered completely. 

    Bollards are in operation at the top of Fountain Street between 11am and 7pm so access back onto the site for load out that entails a vehicle coming on site need to be after 7pm.

  8. Loading times

    Vehicle access onto public spaces should be before 8am and leave after 7pm. Exceptions to this apply when consent has been given, or you have been instructed to move by us or the police.

    Bollards are in operation at the top of Fountain Street between 11am and 7pm, so access back onto the site for load out with a vehicle needs to be after 7pm. 

    Refer to conditions of use for information about accessing and leaving the site.

  9. Address

    Market Street, Manchester M1 1PL

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