City Centre Space Hire

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Derby City Centre has a range of busy sites where occasional promotional and trading activities are allowed.

Our friendly Space Hire team will take your bookings, advise on the best site for you and arrange site visits, vehicle permits, electricity supply and any other permissions required so as to make your visit to Derby a smooth and successful one.

If you would like to know more about space hire for a specific event, please complete our Space hire enquiry form, otherwise our application form can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

A street trading licence is required for the sale of physical goods. .  For information on annual and long term street trading please contact the Licensing team by email at licensing@derby.gov.uk or by telephone on 01332 641951. Sales of services such as TV channels, insurance and utility services do not require a street trading licence.

The following prices and discounts apply to all occasional trading activity in Derby city centre.

All fees are subject to a booking fee of £51.15 +VAT (£61.38) per application

Prices per day, for the hiring of space for a static stand in Derby city centre

SITE REF

SITE

HIRE COST

VAT

GROSS

NOTES

A Market Place - single site  £345 £69 £414 Electricity connection available through DCC. Please see  electricity prices below.
B Market Place - Event site £1260 £252 £1512  
C Waterfall £270 £54 £324 SIZE 20m x 8m Electricity connection available through DCC. Please see  electricity prices below.
D Speakers Corner       See political and religious activities below
E Phone Box site, top of Cornmarket by Waterfall - site distinguished by bollards £345 £69 £414 SIZE 18m x 6m Electricity connection available through DCC. Please see electricity prices below.
F Triangular site adjacent to Site E - site distinguished by bollards £290 £58 £348 SIZE 7m x 7m Electricity connection available through DCC. Please see electricity prices below.
G Cornmarket, adjacent to Victoria St £345 £69 £414 SIZE 4m x 6m Electricity available. Please see  electricity prices below.
Stands must be open on all sides. Stands must be sensitive to surrounding businesses - both in position and noise.
H HSBC Bank £520 £104 £624 SIZE 9m x 5m Electricity available - please see electricity prices below
I St Peter's Cross £520 £104 £624 SIZE 5m x 6m Electricity available - please see electricity prices below
J St Peters Church yard, NatWest bank side adjacent alley way £430 £86 £516 SIZE 3m x 2m No electricity available.
K The Spot - Promotion site £400 £80 £480 SIZE 3m x 4m Electricity available - please see electricity prices below
L The Spot - Event area £600 £120 £720 Electricity connection available through DCC - please see electricity prices below
M Osnabruck Square £320 £64 £384 Site is currently unavailable due to works
N Morledge (next to Millets) £320 £64 £384 Size 5m x 10m No electricity available.
O The Ram       See political and religious activities below
P River Gardens £270 £54 £324 Maximum of 6 mobile participants
Pedestrian Streets Only  Mobile sampling/giveaways and promotional activity £380 £76 £456  No electricity available
  Cathedral Green - Single Site £345 £69 £414 Site is currently unavailable due to works
  Cathedral Green - Whole Site £600 £120 £720 Site is currently unavailable due to works
  Bass Recreational Ground £450 £90 £540 Electricity connection available through DCC

Discounts are available for the following organisations / groups who wish to have a static stand

Organisation/Group Hire Charges per day Restrictions
Registered charities

Local - proceeds go into charity within Derby

 20% of space hire fee (i.e 80% discount)

 

Derby LIVE reserve the right to relocate your site, up to 24 hours before the event.
Regional - proceeds go into charity within East Midlands 25% of space hire fee (i.e. 75% discount) Derby LIVE reserve the right to relocate your site, up to 24 hours before the event.
National 30% of space hire fee (i.e. 70% discount) Derby LIVE reserve the right to relocate your site, up to 24 hours before the event.
Community Event   
Non-static canvassers/researchers No charge if no stand. However, permission is required for activity Derby LIVE reserve the right to relocate your site, up to 24 hours before the event.
Non-commercial (Private) 20% of space hire fee (i.e. 80% discount) Derby LIVE reserve the right to relocate your site, up to 24 hours before the event.
Non-commercial (Public) 20% of space hire fee (i.e. 80% discount) Derby LIVE reserve the right to relocate your site, up to 24 hours before the event.
Private
Craft & Artist stalls 20% of space hire fee (i.e. 80% discount) Must be an attractive addition to the city centre.
Commercial business Full Fee Payable Derby LIVE reserve the right to relocate your site, up to 24 hours before the event.
Commercial filming/photography 15% of space hire fee (i.e. 85% discount) Derby LIVE reserve the right to relocate your site, up to 24 hours before the event.
Non-commercial filming/photography Booking Fee Only Derby LIVE reserve the right to relocate your site, up to 24 hours before the event.
Wedding 15% of space hire fee (i.e. 85% discount) Derby LIVE reserve the right to relocate your site, up to 24 hours before the event.
Political and religious activities Derby LIVE does not oversee political or religious activity in the city centre. It is our understanding that people have the democratic right to express their political or religious views to the public in the city centre. We would ask that you consider using Speakers’ Corner, behind the waterfall in the Market Place, for such purposes. The guidelines for the appropriate use of Speakers’ Corner and The Ram, which should be applied to any public expression of political or religious views in the city centre, can be found on our Speakers Corner page.
In order to help ensure the smooth running of the city centre, including avoiding the double-booking of events spaces, we are happy to put your activity in our city centre space hire diary. Please provide us with the necessary information including date, times and location.
We also recommend that you contact the police and make them aware of your activities. Our contact for the police is SOP@derbyshire.pnn.police.uk

Electricity Prices

Commercial Rate - £40 +VAT (£48) all connection / disconnection types, per day
Non-Commercial Rate (for non-profit-making activities including charitable, and some community, cultural and leisure activities) - £20 +VAT (£24) all connection / disconnection types, per day

Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Conditions of hire

  • Bookings will only be regarded as confirmed upon receipt of completed hire application form. 
  • All of the above activities will be confirmed upon the production of an insurance certificate for public liability to the sum of £5,000,000. Hire rates for any activity / event not covered by this pricing schedule (in areas controlled by Derby LIVE) will be at the discretion of the Outdoor Events Manager. 
  • All hirers must be aware of and comply with our Space Hire Terms and Conditions
  • Please see Terms and Conditions regarding cancellation fees.

Maps, Application Forms and other information