London’s eco-market reveals trio of latest F&B signings

LabTech, owner of Camden Market, has announced a trio of new operators will join its eco-led Buck Street Market in the lead up to its official opening in March. Latest traders include celebrity chef, Miguel Barclay’s first bricks and mortar site for a New York style pizza concept; seasonally and sustainably-focused concept restaurant Wildflower; and technology-driven coffee house, Glass Coffee.

Aimed at conscious consumers Buck Street Market will house a total of over 80 food and retail brands, all committed to sustainable practices and processes, setting a new standard for eating, drinking and shopping in London.  LabTech’s commitment to sustainability at Buck Street Market includes the use of 88 recycled shipping containers to house the market, recycling points set throughout the destination, zero-plastic on-site, and composting food waste from the food and beverage traders to generate energy that will be fed back into the power grid to produce electricity.

  • ‘Instagram chef’ and author of four bestselling cookbooks for his one-pound meals’, Miguel Barclay is set to open his first UK bricks and mortar site at Buck Street Market. Recognised for his ‘no-nonsense’ approach to cooking, Barclay’s latest offering of affordable New York Style pizza will be made fresh daily and on-site. The unit will span 150 sq ft.
  • One of Ireland’s youngest celebrity chefs, 28-year-old Adrian Martin, will open his first solo venture: Wildflower Restaurant, an intimate fine-dining concept at Buck Street Market. Housed in a converted 603 sq ft container, the restaurant will offer 30 covers. Adrian’s set menus will be determined by the seasons, and driven by a passion for sustainably sourced, local produce.
  • Glass Coffee, founded by Carlo Carrieri, will open its first radically transparent, technology-driven coffee shop that shows each product story by informing customers about the ingredients and farmers in each purchase. With a transparent business model in place, Glass Coffee has carefully selected suppliers who are committed to ethical and sustainable practices. The brand will take 74 sq ft of space on the top level of Buck Street Market.

Maggie Milosavljevic, LabTech’s F&B Commercial Director, commented: “Our goal is to position Buck Street Market as a market for the future; a platform for education, conversation and change. Our selection of food and beverage operators and fashion retailers are centered around this ethos. With our space aimed at the ‘conscious consumer’, we are proud to be able to welcome local London providers in the form of, Miguel Barclay, Wildflower and Glass Coffee alongside all our other eco-conscious traders; all of whom we are confident will embrace Buck Street Market as a vibrant, ethical and sustainable lifestyle destination.”

 

Celebrity Chef, Miguel Barclay said: “When looking to set up my very first restaurant, the appeal of Camden’s Buck Street Market was ideal for my New York inspired pizza concept. By launching in my local neighborhood, I am excited to show everybody exactly how I can bring a few humble ingredients together to make affordable fresh food from scratch. I’m also looking forward to working with the street food vendors and local restaurants to create limited-edition pizzas by accompanying behind the scenes videos to showcase the amazing talent in the area and inspire the people of Camden to get enthusiastic about our unique food scene.”

The launch of Buck Street Market will be followed by the opening of Hawley Wharf Camden; a 580,000 sq ft mixed-scheme development due to open later in 2020. Hawley Wharf will deliver a unique Camden-style ecosystem for visitors and workers to enjoy. The canal-side mixed-use development will provide 150 shops, over 60 places to eat, 195 apartments and 50,000 sq ft of co-working space.

LabTech acted on behalf of Buck Street Market and Miguel Barclay, Wildflower and Glass Coffee represented themselves.

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