Camden Lock Village
London

LOCATION
London
ARCHITECT
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

Situated along Regent’s Canal in London, the area of Camden Town has become a well-established favourite among tourists. Its famous Camden Market began in 1974, and started off with only 16 stalls which were open once a week. This has now evolved into a buzzing hive of several large-scale markets open daily, featuring hundreds of stalls with a variety of unique treasures on offer.

One of these markets is known as the Camden Lock, and plans are now underway to create the Camden Lock Village. The focus of the project is to open up and expand the existing area with a new canal-side market, eateries, a cinema and commercial space. There will also be 195 residential units available to increase the residential appeal of the area, and new pedestrian routes will be constructed to blend the area into the existing community.

The development plans involve the construction of eight different buildings. These structures will be between three and nine stories high, and the architects have designed four bridges and one staircase to connect two of these buildings together. TDS has been tasked with detailing the open mesh flooring to complete these connecting structures.

Although the markets of Camden Town have only existed since the 1970’s, they already have a fascinating history and have become an iconic area of our capital city. With an annual footfall of around 128 million visitors, Camden Market is already a popular tourist destination. We are privileged to have been given the opportunity to play a part in refurbishing this historic area, and we look forward to seeing the completed project.   

Images: Mace and TES Group