Camden Lock Village
Stanley Sidings Ltd
RPS provided retail planning advice in support of the redevelopment of the Camden Canal Market situated within the heart of Camden Town.
The proposed scheme comprises a mixed-use development including a replacement market, cafés, restaurants, a cinema together with ‘local’ unit shops, workshops and employment uses, residential and a new school.
Planning permission was granted subject to the completion of a legal agreement. RPS, working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, prepared a detailed Retail Assessment. The Assessment examined the scale, nature and type of retail floorspace proposed and its compatibility and relationship with the unique character of Camden Town which is host to a number of world famous markets. This character is afforded protection by a number of policies set out in the development plan.
We were able to demonstrate that the proposed scheme will maintain and enhance the vitality and viability of Camden Town thereby preserving its attraction as a major tourist destination but also providing for the needs of local people in the form of local shops and services.