Plans nearing completion for the opening of The Space@MarketSquare on Saturday 8th September 2022.
The initiative is the brainchild of Dungannon Enterprise Centre to increase the footfall to the Dungannon town centre. Made from recycled steel shipping containers and painted in pastel colours, The Space@MarketSquare is a semi-outdoor venue made to hold a market, or public event such as a pop-up cinema, street food, festival, open air fashion show, a busking concert or comedy festival – in fact, it is only limited to your imagine. It is located at the top of the Market Square in Dungannon and next to the Council’s Feeney’s Lane Carpark with over 100 parking spaces.
Spread over a 4000sq.ft site rented from Mid Ulster Council, The Space@MarketSquare can comfortably hold 13 exhibitors and 100+ seated guests.
The front of the containers are all open, which means that exhibitors may have to remove their merchandise at the end of every day, however there is a 6 ft high perimeter fence controlling access to the front and rear of the site.
There is a pedestrian gate at the entrance from the Market Square and a 4-meter-wide gate at the rear entrance from the carpark, to allow vehicle access. The central area is a compacted gravel finished surface with outdoor tables, chairs and 3 large rain resistant canopies, which can be manually raised or lowered depending upon the weather conditions.
Each container is fitted with LED lighting and electric sockets. The overhanging rain canopies on each container are draped with festoon lighting to create a festival atmosphere.
CEO of Dungannon Enterprise Centre, Brian MacAuley said “The Space@MarketSquare is an initiative of Dungannon Enterprise Centre with the primary mission to increase the footfall and visitors to the town centre of Dungannon. Many retailers are finding the trading environment very difficult even more now with the ‘cost of living’ crisis and energy costs eroding any profits. It is our hope that TheSpace@MarketSquare will serve as constantly changing attraction to the town centre and intrigue curious shoppers and families to visit.”
To book the venue or to find out more email email@example.com or
phone 028 8772 3489 and ask for either Brian or Mandy