Saturday, February 20, 2021


Further efforts are being made to find a new tenant and operator who is prepared to reintroduce weekly auction markets in Brigg with North Lincolnshire Council saying it will be "excited to open discussions with prospective businesses as soon as possible." 

It is now approaching three years since the last deals were done on the site.
Through social media forum Invest in North Lincs and the authority is highlighting the availability of the former auction building adjoining the railway station.
Invest in North Lincs - the council's economy and growth team helping businesses to locate or grow - posted details and a link online yesterday afternoon (Friday, February 19) to promote the opportunity available in Brigg.
The auction building is listed on the property rental market as "commercial development - Stennetts Market, Station Road."
Particulars state: "The market site has traditionally opened on Thursdays with a whole host of different goods including fresh produce, poultry and game and complementing the Thursday market which is held in the pedestrianised town centre.
"The market has a 100-year history, settling on many sites, the most recent being it's current Station Road site in 1998.
"This is a perfect opportunity for a new business to take over a vibrant market and auction house in Brigg. This site has an estimated footfall in excess of 500 people per week."

Those interested can contact North Lincolnshire Council, Church Square House, 30-40 High Street, Scunthorpe, DN15 6NL or call 01724 646010.
Although operated from several site sites in Brigg by Stennett's for decades, it was not the tenant when the Thursday auctions ceased in June 2019 - suddenly and unexpectedly.

Since then the council has been looking, without success, for someone else to reintroduce the auctions.
Stennett's operated on land off Manley Gardens for many years, later holding auctions on the old stockmarket site between Cary Lane and Barnard Avenue. But Tesco having acquired this land for its new store in the late 1990s, the Thursday auctions switched to land near the railway station.

Items bought and sold at these auctions have varied down the decades and included poultry, pigeons, rabbits, eggs, garden equipment, cycles and furniture.