North London’s world famous mixed use development pioneered a new type of visitor attraction. It grew from a derelict canal-side wharf in 1974 into a top-ten London destination, with 300 market stalls and over thirty shops, art studios, craft workshops, restaurants, and off-beat trend-setting entertainment. It transformed the life of the canal with passenger traffic, and pioneered Camden as the “market town” it has become, with nearly 2,000 stalls overall. Camden Lock has won many awards, and USM’s innovative approach, combining encouragement of small business, imaginative promotion, and arts-based events, has been the successful model for many subsequent projects.
|Project dates||1973 - 1999|
|Uses||Market (indoor and outdoor)|
|Highlights||Capital Radio Launch, LIFT Festival, London Jazz|
|Partnerships||Northside Developments, London Borough of Camden, Capital Radio|