Wolverhampton Market

Retail, Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton Market recently underwent a design renovation, which involved the implementation of 16 refurbished container cabins repurposed as market stalls. The market offers fresh fruit, vegetables and other high quality merchandise, and the new container cabins sit alongside 46 other market stalls.

The bright and colourfully painted container cabins needed a high-end feel added to reflect their high quality produce, and also to protect their customers from the elements. Their quirky space meant that it was an exciting project; with markilux shading systems being so versatile, it was easy to find the perfect match for their requirements. Sixteen markilux 3300 cassette awnings in anthracite grey were installed with manual operation to suit the mobile nature of the cabins.

The new additions have given the cabins an inviting stall entrance, encouraging more customers to visit their stall. The shading systems have also extended their profitable space by adding extra square footage to their plot, allowing customers the option to queue comfortably for service while keeping sheltered.

One of the vendors to be included in the installations was the Snack Bar Café, run by Carol Horne and her daughter, Donna Walton:

“We’re opening the awning first thing in the morning at 6am, and leave it open all day, it’s nice and easy to open and close, but we just like to leave it out. We’ve had good weather recently, and it keeps the sun off our fridge display. I expect it’ll provide shelter for customers when it’s raining too.”
Donna Walton

System used

markilux 3300

Not only for private but equally for commercial use: the markilux 3300 pur is really popular due to its tight fit to the wall and robust cassette design. The double gutter allows water to run off to the sides. All screws and assembly components are made of corrosion-resistant stainless steel, the arms run in Teflon-coated bushes. The bionic tendon makes handling smooth and easy. The shades of white or grey of all functional elements blend perfectly with the broad variety of fabrics – even waterproof ones: ideal for the long run through all seasons.


16 markilux 3300 cassette awnings