New Smithfield Wholesale Market

  1. Keep up to date with Covid-19 rules and advice

    The Government has removed restrictions for Covid-19. Although you no longer need to wear a face covering, you should consider wearing one in crowded, enclosed spaces.

  2. About the market

    New Smithfield Market is the largest wholesale market in the North West of England, occupying a 35 acre site just two and a half miles from Manchester city centre. Within easy reach of the M56, M60, M62 motorways and Manchester Airport, our market provides direct access to customers at a local and regional level, while providing a superb base for distribution nationally and to mainland Europe.

  3. Opening times

    New Smithfield Market is open to both the trade and the public.  General trading times are as follows, but please note these are subject to individual business and seasonal variations:

    • Monday to Friday open from 2:30am to 12:30pm.
    • Saturday open from 2:30am to 11am.
    • Open as normal Spring bank holiday - Thursday 2 June.
    • Open as normal Platinum Jubilee bank holiday - Friday 3 June.

  4. Address

    Whitworth Street, Openshaw, M11 2WJ

  5. Email address

    nsmwholesalemarket@Manchester.gov.uk

  6. Location

  7. Parking

    From Monday to Saturday, visitor parking is free of charge. HGVs and other commercial vehicles may be charged a fee for long stay parking.

    On Sundays parking is £2, or £1 for Blue Badge holders, payable by card or contactless only.

  8. Things to know

    • Children under 16 are not allowed on the market, except on Sundays. They must be accompanied by an adult.
    • We don't allow dogs.
    • Smoking isn't allowed anywhere on the market
    • We restrict vehicle access and may check your vehicle before it's allowed on site.

     

  9. Interested in becoming a trader?

    You must place an expression of interest if you want to trade on the wholesale market.

    We also let people trade casually to customers or sell from a car boot each Sunday.

  10. Transport links

    Transport for Greater Manchester

  11. More information about this market

    If you're interested in filming or taking pictures on our market, please email: pressoffice@manchester.gov.uk or call 0161 234 1010 

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