A guide to the Market

General information for customers

  • It is highly recommended that everyone wears a high visibility vest on site, much of our trading takes place at night and even on a well lit estate people need to be visible at all times.
  • Forklift vehicles operate across the site, please take care in the external parts of the site and please do not walk in the forklift crossing lanes inside the market halls.
  • Also please be aware that forklifts do cross over the perimeter road, both to load customers vehicles and at one end of the site to go to tenant warehouses.
  • The market road is a strict one way system, that we police rigorously for health and safety reasons.
  • No animals are allowed on site without permission of BWMC management.
  • Deliveries are only to be made directly for tenants, dropping off goods for other clients is not allowed.
  • Fly tipping is not allowed and anyone caught fly tipping will be prosecuted.
  • The estate is fully covered by CCTV and the CCTV is monitored 24hours a day for your safety.
  • No smoking or vaping is allowed within any building on the Wholesale Market Estate.
  • Please put rubbish in the waste bins provided.
  • No children under 16 are allowed on the estate for health and safety reasons.

Café

There is a café on site. During the opening weeks of trading the café is not ready to open so alternative food and drink options will be provided, for staff and customers alike.

Traffic regulations

  • For general vehicles the speed limit is 10mph, for forklifts the maximum speed is 5mph.
  • Stationary vehicles; there should be no engine idling except for refrigerated vehicles powering refrigerated plant.
  • All vehicles must reverse onto the hard standings outside of tenant units.
  • All vehicles entering, on the estate or leaving the estate may be searched. If a driver refuses they may be refused entry or asked to leave the estate.
  • Customer/delivery vehicles breakdowns will be managed by security. If your vehicle breaks down, please contact security on the estate.
  • The use of audio equipment is prohibited in stationary vehicles.
  • Forklift vehicles operate across the site, please take care in the external parts of the site and please do not walk in the forklift crossing lanes inside the market halls.
  • Also please be aware that forklifts do cross over the perimeter road, both to load customers vehicles and at one end of the site to go to tenant warehouses.