Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Architects float plans for Camden Lock revamp

  • Comment

Proposals to redevelop parts of London’s Camden Lock Market have been drawn up by architects John McAslan & Partners and Greig & Stephenson

The scheme to create new performance, restaurant, retail and workshop space, includes the extension of the current Market Hall to incorporate the building that houses legendary live-music venue Dingwalls.

The plans also propose opening up the undercroft of the adjacent Grade II listed Interchange Warehouse Building with a development that would bring a covered canal wharf known as Dead Dog Basin into public use.

The Urban Market Company (UMC), which runs the market, said possible options for the basin area and vaults of the 1905 former railway building included a glass-encased restaurant and new retail space.

It said the proposals would see “the majority” of Camden Lock’s current buildings retained, “including all those facing Chalk Farm Road and Camden Lock Place”. However it conceded that the proposals would see “some later 20th Century buildings removed”.

A spokesman for the company declined to specify which buildings were earmarked for demolition – or the amount of new floorspace proposed for construction – ahead of public consultation events set to take place on July 18 and 19.

Katrina Larkin of UMC said the proposals were “vital” for the long-term viability of Camden Lock and would upgrade existing spaces and establish new ones for fashion shows, concerts, theatre and performance art.

“Dingwalls has historically provided a place for new acts and artists to build careers upon their originality and creativity in Camden,” she said.

“But as music and the creative industries evolve, so must Camden Lock to provide more flexible environments that provide a wider array of canvases for artists and performers.

“Venues now need to cater to music and culture in Camden Town, not just at night, but throughout the day, and in more dynamic configurations in terms of size, location, and experience.”

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.

Related Jobs

Discover architecture career opportunities. Search and apply online for your dream job.
Find out more