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, exclusive of VAT.

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

SITE REF

SITE

HIRE COST

NOTES

A Market Place - single site  £345 Electricity connection available through DCC. Please see  electricity prices below.
B Market Place - Event site £1260  
C Waterfall £270 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 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 SIZE 7m x 7m Electricity connection available through DCC. Please see electricity prices below.
G Cornmarket, adjacent to Victoria St £345 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 SIZE 9m x 5m Electricity available - please see electricity prices below
I St Peter's Cross £520 SIZE 5m x 6m Electricity available - please see electricity prices below
J St Peters Church yard, NatWest bank side adjacent alley way £430 SIZE 3m x 2m No electricity available.
K The Spot - Promotion site £400 SIZE 3m x 4m Electricity available - please see electricity prices below
L The Spot - Event area £600 Electricity connection available through DCC - please see electricity prices below
M Osnabruck Square £320 Site is currently unavailable due to works
N Morledge (next to Millets) £320 Size 5m x 10m No electricity available.
O The Ram   See political and religious activities below
P River Gardens £270 Maximum of 6 mobile participants
Pedestrian Streets Only  Mobile sampling/giveaways and promotional activity £380  No electricity available

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

Organisation/Group Hire Charges per day Restrictions
Market canvassers/researchers - mobile No charge if no stand, however a permit is required for activity. Derby LIVE reserve the right to relocate your site, up to 24 hours before the event.
Community stand - to advise/inform public about their organisation's work 15% of space hire fee (85% discount) Derby LIVE reserve the right to relocate your site, up to 24 hours before the event.
Registered charities (verified by Derby City Council) 15% of space hire fee (85% discount) Derby LIVE reserve the right to relocate your site, up to 24 hours before the event.
Craft and Artist stalls 15% of space hire fee (85% discount) Must be an attractive addition to the City Centre.
Community events - where exhibit amounts to activity more than a static information stand 50% of space hire fee (50% discount) Derby LIVE reserve the right to relocate your site, up to 24 hours before the event.
Community service organisations - (Police, Fire Service, Armed Forces etc.) 15% of space hire fee (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