Camden Lock Market For £20m Makeover
Wednesday 16th July 2014
The North London market owners want to keep the site's heritage while improving market stalls, shops and restaurants.
The future of Camden Lock Market is set to be unveiled this weekend as plans are make public for a revamp of the historic market, in a bid to lure back Londoners and tourists to the area.
Owners of the popular tourist hotspot will launch a public consultation this Friday (18th July) as they reveal plans for the reported 20 million pound redevelopment.
Among the proposed changes are a wide range of improved and flexible workspaces, stalls, shops and restaurants, as well as making the market completely wheelchair accessible for the first time.
There are also plans to extend the Camden Lock Market Hall as well as building a new covered market building as part of the area's revamp.
"These proposals are all about preserving the ethos and spirit that have defined Camden Lock from its beginnings in 1972, whilst making sure it remains relevant to today's context," Urban Market Company's Wil Fulford said in a statement to announce the consultation.
"We want to restore Camden Lock's place at the vanguard of creativity and culture in Camden Town and help set the tone fur its future, just as we have at crucial times in the past. These changes will enable us to achieve all these things."
The public consultation begins at the Dead Dog Basin at Camden Lock Place from Friday 18th July to Saturday 19th July.