Camden Market owner LabTech reveals Buck Street Market redevelopment plans
LabTech, owner of Camden Market, has unveiled plans for a new Boxpark-style development featuring 52 recycled shipping containers, which will create new retail and dining offers on Buck Street, set to launch this summer.
Buck Street Market follows on from LabTech’s 580,000 sq ft mixed-scheme development of Hawley Wharf Camden, due to open in September 2019.
At 12,000 sq ft, across three levels, the innovative new market will house up to 80 independent traders, including many that currently inhabit the existing site, as well as a market hall and artisan businesses. Buck Street Market’s refreshed food and beverage offer will also feature a diverse range of local produce.
LabTech’s F&B commercial director, Maggie Milosavljevic, commented: “Buck Street has been created to complement the existing Camden Market but will establish its own community of independent retailers, street food and social enterprises. Aimed at the ‘local consumer’ the new marketplace will provide a more diverse offering, convenient for visitors to shop, dwell or dine at as well as community initiatives for the local neighbourhood.”
Buck Street Market is being realised by Urban Space Management and architect, Eric Reynolds, one of the original pioneers of Camden Market in the 1970s. Reynolds added: “Reusable shipping containers provide a quirky, cost effective and sustainable approach to building design and are a growing trend when looking at developing sites across London. Our designs for Buck Street are both an extension and evolution of the market site currently and our work will showcase a new focal point for visitors to Camden.”
Forming part of its redevelopment, Buck Street Market will also boast a roof top garden, illuminated greenhouse and a communal space for wellness including, yoga classes and botanical workshops.