New Hawley Wharf Camden development to open by summer 2019
Property investment company LabTech, which owns Camden Markets, has unveiled its plans to open a new 580,000 sq ft canal-side development in Camden next summer.
Hawley Wharf Camden will create over 1,000 jobs to boost the local economy, while visitor numbers to Camden are expected to increase to 50 million per year by 2020.
The announcement of the new mixed-scheme venture coincides with the appointment of Colliers International to lead the retail, food and drink, and leisure leasing for the development.
Bordered by Chalk Farm Road to the west and Regent’s Canal to the east, with a prime frontage on Camden High Street, Hawley Wharf Camden will revitalise the site’s railway arches, which sit alongside new buildings influenced by the area’s existing historic warehouses. The development will be home to 150 independent and branded stores, over 60 new places to eat and 195 apartments.
Commercial Director of LabTech, Tomer Bercoviz, said: “We are very proud to be the first single owner of several key sites in Camden. With this ownership comes a clear vision for Hawley Wharf, and our other developments, to retain the character of Camden Town while improving the offering for all.”
Bobby Blake of Colliers International, commented: “The history of Camden adds a layer of unique culture that people will not find anywhere else in London. We can provide spaces for independent retailers in an established London location, and we are committed to making sure that Hawley Wharf Camden will be a genuine ecosystem.”
Hawley Wharf Camden’s 30 arches will provide space for select UK and international brands and artisan producers. The development will also include the largest farmer’s market in North London, a 12,000 sq ft new fitness concept, unique canal-view rooftop bars and restaurants, and 100 food stalls.