Wembley Park Market phase one launches with an emphasis on independents
The first phase of the 4,000 sq ft Wembley Park Market launched today, with an emphasis on local makers and eco-friendly retail.
Seven independent creative retailers have taken space, with fashion, food, homeware, wellness and services all under one roof.
Adjacent to the world-famous National Stadium, Wembley Park is a new neighbourhood for North London set to attract over 20m visitors a year and benefit from an annual retail spend of £328m at almost 70 new shops, restaurants and services.
The Market is located in the heart of Wembley Park, property investment and development business Quintain’s 85-acre, £3bn urban development. It is working with start-ups, entrepreneurs and local business alike to create a community of makers and merchants in a single retail space, investing significantly into producing an enterprising platform for businesses and new brands to flourish.
Matt Slade, retail director at Quintain, said: ‘‘This mix of retailers is exactly what we had aimed to bring to Wembley Park Market and is a very positive indication of what the further phases hold. Community and enterprise go hand-in-hand in Wembley Park, so it’s important that we continue to nourish the independent brands that put their confidence in the scheme and the huge opportunity that it brings with it.”
Operated by mRktmRkt, the London-based market and retail emporium developer, the new attraction offers brands of all shapes and sizes the opportunity to occupy a physical space within Wembley Park’s appealing environment.
At the new development, Wembley Park Makers Gallery and Workshop, is a dedicated space for makers, creators and artisans to showcase their craftsmanship. Residencies will include makers of fashion and accessories, jewellery and ceramics. And specialist barbers, London Beard Company, will provide its premium products and beard grooming services to visitors to Wembley Park Market.
Established in 1992, Quintain acquired its interest in Wembley Park in 2002. Wembley Park Market is just one in a spectrum of imaginative attractions at the 85-acre development, which also includes London’s largest Boxpark, Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre - which opens in this month, and London Designer Outlet, the capital’s leading fashion and lifestyle outlet shopping centre.