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 £45.16 +VAT (£54.20) per application

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

SITE REF

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HIRE COST

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GROSS

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A Market Place - single site  £355.35 £71.07 £426.42 Electricity connection available through DCC. Please see electricity prices below.
B Market Place - Event site £1297.80 £259.56 £1557.36  Electricity & Water connection available through DCC. Please contact DCC for more details
C Waterfall £278.10 £55.62 £333.72 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 £355.35 £71.07 £426.42 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 £298.70 £59.74 £358.44 SIZE 7m x 7m Electricity connection available through DCC. Please see electricity prices below.
G Cornmarket, adjacent to Victoria St £355.35 £71.07 £426.42 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 £535.60 £107.12 £642.72 SIZE 9m x 5m Electricity available - please see electricity prices below
I St Peter's Cross £535.60 £107.12 £642.72 SIZE 5m x 6m Electricity available - please see electricity prices below
J St Peters Church yard, NatWest bank side adjacent alley way £442.90 £88.58 £531.48 SIZE 3m x 2m No electricity available.
K The Spot - Promotion site £412 £82.40 £494.40 SIZE 3m x 4m Electricity available - please see electricity prices below
L The Spot - Event area £618 £123.60 £741.60 Electricity connection available through DCC - please see electricity prices below
M Osnabruck Square £329.60 £65.92 £395.52 Site is currently unavailable due to works
N Morledge (next to Millets) £329.60 £65.92 £395.52 Size 5m x 10m No electricity available.
O The Ram       See political and religious activities below
P River Gardens £278.10 £55.62 £333.72 Maximum of 6 mobile participants
Pedestrian Streets Only  Non-static sampling/ giveaways - commercial £391.40 £78.28 £469.68  No electricity available
  Cathedral Green - Single Site £355.35 £71.07 £426.42

Hard Standing 1180sqm, Grass Area 2170 sqm
No electricity available

  Cathedral Green - Whole Site £618 £123.60 £741.60

Hard Standing 1180sqm, Grass Area 3350 sqm
No electricity available

  Bass Recreational Ground £463.50 £92.70 £556.20 Electricity & Water connection available through DCC. Please see price list.

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 Operational.Planning@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.

Market Place - Prices available dependant on requirements.

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

Enquiry form to hold an exhibition or promotion in Derby City Centre

Derby City Centre activity and promotion enquiry form

Welcome to the enquiry form to hire an activity/promotion space in Derby City Centre.  There are a number of spaces available to hire in the city centre suitable to accommodate activities and promotions, including brand promotion, charity collection, market research and more.  Whatever your enquiry, our Events team can offer advice and guidance to help support you.          

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To make an enquiry about hiring our other spaces, complete this form


Hirer’s details

(invoice will be sent to this address, please state full name and address of the company.)

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*if you are collecting money for a charity you will need to obtain the necessary permits and permissions.  For more information, please email licensing@derby.gov.uk.

Site information

*A current Generator Maintenance certificate must be submitted.

Overall dimensions of area needed for the activity:

Electricity requirement

**All electrical equipment must comply with Point 17 of the Derby City Centre Space Hire Terms and Conditions of use.

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Prior authorisation must be gained from Derby LIVE as additional charges may apply.

Additional information or request

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All information will be treated in accordance with our privacy notice.

Please note that your activity has not been approved to take place until you receive your confirmation letter. Therefore we advise against booking anything to support your activity or promoting the activity/promotion at this point. 

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