Sutton Indoor Market

A £1.6million refurbishment of a popular indoor market has been financed by its landlord, Ashfield District Council and D2N2.

Sutton-in-Ashfield Indoor Market, within the Nottinghamshire town’s Idlewells Shopping Centre, is being updated and improved in a £1.6m project. Works began in early 2017 and are due to be completed in November (2017).


The proposed improvements are:

  • a new market entrance;
  • roof space, allowing in more natural light;
  • better accessibility for people with mobility problems;
  • a new seating and café area;
  • new trader stall counters (the market currently has 60 stalls).


In total it will mean the refurbishment of 19,500 square feet of floor space. The scheme is expected to create up to 57 new jobs, when completed.

The cost of the £1.6m works will be met by £1.17m from Ashfield District Council and £375,000 from D2N2’s LGF allocation.

The refurbishment is designed to make the market more attractive to customers and draw in new traders, increasing its profitability. The project is linked to other regeneration works in Sutton-in-Ashfield town centre and a wider ‘town centres programme’ for Nottinghamshire.


For more information on the Sutton-in-Ashfield Indoor Market project go to the Idlewells Shopping Centre website at