Steel frame buildings

DP Structures were commissioned to design and build new contemporary market stalls by ISG Regions to replace former stalls in the Northern Quarter of Manchester. A key feature was the use of stainless steel cladding and columns.

Composite cladded steel frame buildings can provide large fully-enclosed retail and storage areas protected against the elements.

The Project

The brief was to create a high quality purpose built building to cater for 12 market traders on a tightly constrained city centre site. The market had previously contained a number of timber market stalls, which had come to the end of their life.

The design had to respond to the site location in the norther quarter of Manchester - a vibrant creative urban area of the City Centre.


Manchester City Council


Church Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester

Services Provided

Concept/detailed design, structural calculation, planning and building regulation approval, fabrication and manufacture, construction on site

Key Features

  • Steel framed multi-span structure with barrel-vaulted roof
  • Stainless steel cladding and columns
  • Twelve secure, lock-up market kiosks housed within one building