Mace has been appointed the contract for the first phase development of the Camden Lock Village. The appointment will see Mace bring together residential, construction and community engagement expertise to the development of the residential and public spaces in the project.
The Camden Lock Village scheme is a proposed 50,000 square metre mixed-use development along London’s iconic 1818 and 1820 constructed Camden Lock in the heart of Camden Town. The village will feature 8 new buildings between 3 and 9 stories in height, to provide a new canal-side market building, cafes and restaurants, art-house cinema, housing (170 residential units of which 156 are private), a food quarter, flexible employment space for SME from creative industries, three public spaces, and a new school and nursery. The scheme was given planning permission in 2012 and is being developed by Market Tech Holdings.
International consultancy and construction company Mace has been appointed to be the main contractor for the first phase of the Camden Lock Village and will work on the residential and public realm of the development. The new public spaces will be characterised by their surrounding uses as well as the improved permeability and connectivity across the site with the addition of several new pedestrian routes.
Commenting on the project, Simon Underwood, Director at Mace, says: “This is great opportunity for Mace to bring residential, construction and community engagement expertise together to deliver a world-class development and the team is eager to be able to bring this know-how to Camden Lock Village.” Mark Alper, UK Group Property Director for Market Tech, adds: “We are delighted to have appointed Mace, a very experienced, high quality contractor to deliver Camden Lock Village. Mace recognises the importance of this project to us, to the local communities and to Camden. We will all seek to deliver this project to a high standard.”