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Property opportunities

Choosing to move your business to West Northamptonshire is an opportunity to take part in a thriving area. 

All of our available properties are currently centred around Northampton, and we are looking to expand into the wider West Northamptonshire area. Discover commercial property available to rent or buy from us.

Northampton Market

Located at the heart of Northampton, the Market is a thriving spot to point attention to your business. Join the other stalls of food, clothes, flowers and more.

You can submit an enquiry about joining the market, but new traders are required to contact the Market Office before standing.

Contact the Market Office

Telephone: 07979 747081

Email: [email protected]

Address: The Guildhall, St Giles Street, NN1 1DE

Business support in libraries

The Business & IP Centre Northamptonshire is based in the Northamptonshire Central Library. The service supports small businesses with offers of workshops, seminars and webinars, as well as one to one business advice.

For more information on available assistance see Business support in libraries.

Important: It is free to trade for the duration of the relocation to Commercial Street.

After a minimum of 4 weeks regular continuous trading, casual traders can apply to become a permanent trader and, if successful, will be granted a licence to trade at Northampton Market.

Business support from us

We offer assistance for new and established businesses through our Free business support page.

Business rates

Business rates are charged on most non-domestic properties, such as:

  • shops
  • offices
  • pubs
  • warehouses
  • factories
  • holiday rental homes or guest houses

Business rates allow those who own or rent non-domestic property to contribute towards the cost of council services in West Northamptonshire.

Business rates for new properties

While they remain unoccupied, newly built properties and conversions are exempt from paying business rates. The exemption will last normally for 3 months, but lasts 6 months in the case of qualifying industrial properties.

Unless the property attracts a further exemption, business rates will then be charged regardless of whether the building is empty or not.

An example of such an exemption is if the rateable value - the value we use to work out your business rates - is below the empty rates threshold, currently set at £2,900.

Last updated 08 February 2024