Buck Street Market: New eco-friendly market built from recycled shipping containers opens in Camden

11th March 2020

Evening Standard by Naomi Ackerman on Wednesday March 11 2020

A new eco-friendly market in Camden built out of 88 recycled shipping containers opened today.

Designed by architect Eric Reynolds, one of the original pioneers of Camden Market in the 1970s, the entire 26,000 sq ft three-storey Buck Street Market claims to be zero-plastic.

Its 80 chefs and retailers say they will not use plastic packaging, and some energy used by the market will be generated by the composted food waste it produces.

The market opens on the site of the original market on Buck Street, famous for its large green sign.

The ground level will offer sustainably-produced items from Camden-based businesses, while the first floor will offer food stands run by small start-ups, and a fine-dining option.