Summer 2019 will see the launch of the newly redeveloped Buck Street Market. Located very close to Camden Town tube station, the improved new site will consist of 52 recycled shipping containers across three levels, and will provide a more contemporary, secure and aesthetically pleasing home for many of the independent traders that currently inhabit the existing site. The regenerated development will also entice a variety of fresh new talent to its market pitches, and will provide an expanded food and drink offering. Bringing a touch of green to the area, it will also boast a roof top garden and communal space.
Following in its neighbouring Camden Market’s footsteps, Buck Street will also be committing to high standards of hygiene, quality and diversity by way of its new food offering. The street food style edit will be curated by Labtech’s F&B team, Executive Chef Alistair Dibbs and Commercial Director, Maggie Milosavljevic, who are also behind the current revitalisation of Camden Market’s North Yard.
The rooftop garden and green areas will be created in collaboration with Kentish Town Vegbox, a community-led veg box scheme based in nearby Kentish Town, and will grow salad leaves and herbs as well as serving as a functional and educational communal.
Conceived with the conscious consumer in mind, the recycled space promises to visibly enhance the local area and has been designed to create an easy to navigate dash in or dwell shopping experience. Investment will be made into improving the existing offering and towards providing a robust infrastructure, including weather proofing and access to electricity, running water, lighting and waste disposal, all of which will hugely benefit the traders and shoppers alike.
As 2019 sees sister development Camden Market observe 45 years since its inception, one of its original pioneers, architect Eric Reynolds (of Urban Space Management) returns to the area to revitalise and breathe new life into the Buck Street site.
Eric Reynolds, Urban Space Management, comments: “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 existing market site and our work will showcase a new focal point for visitors to Camden.”
Confirmed traders scheduled for announcement in Spring 2019.
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