Shipping containers for Camden's Buck Street Market

London’s Buck Street Market is to be developed by LabTech, the owner of Camden Market, with the introduction of 52 recycled shopping containers to expand on the retail and dining offer in the area.

Architect Eric Reynolds, one of the pioneers of Camden Market’s rejuvenation in the 1970s, has worked with his company Urban Space Management on the design of the changes. It will offer 1,115 sq m (12,000 sq ft) of space over three levels, housing up to 80 independent traders. Some of the tenants will include traders who work from the existing site.

Buck Street Market is located next to Camden Town underground station, and will serve an estimated 30m visitors who come to the area every year.

“Our plans for developing Buck Street will retain jobs on site as well as a market in keeping with the history of the area. Buck Street has been created to complement the existing Camden Market but will establish its own community of independent retailers, street food and social enterprises. Aimed at the ‘local consumer’ the new marketplace will provide a more diverse offering, convenient for visitors to shop, dwell or dine at as well as community initiatives for the local neighbourhood,” says LabTech F&B commercial director Maggie Milosavljevic.

“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 market site currently and our work will showcase a new focal point for visitors to Camden,” adds Eric Reynolds.

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