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1997-11-14 RTK-002
Railtrack plc


Camden canal front to be revitalised

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Railtrack plc

Camden canal front to be revitalised

14 November 1997
source Railtrack plc
type Press release

Railtrack and British Waterways have revealed plans to completely transform Hawley Wharf in Camden with a business, residential and retail development set in a landscaped acre of land on the east side of Camden High Street.

The proposals for the new one acre development features two main blocks formed in a crescent shape with main outlooks onto the canal. The present railway arches will be upgraded and the whole area will be opened up, enhancing public space and linking the canal to the wider pedestrian network.

The two new buildings will incorporate 1,420 square meters for retail / restaurant use, commercial / business units comprising 1,400 square meters, with residential uses of 1,765 square meters in 11 apartments.

Bob Hill, Railtrack Director of Property said: "This proposed development will completely regenerate the waterfront area and be a great addition to an already thriving area. The development has been designed to really enhance the canal front area with large glassed walls looking onto the waterfront."

As part of the development British Waterways will be refurbishing the lock-side and tow path.

Bob Hill continued, "It is a pleasure to work with British Waterways on this project to bring about a better environment which will benefit the whole community."

Mark Bensted, British Waterways, London Waterway Manager commented: "British Waterways is delighted to be sharing our expertise in waterfront development with Railtrack and to be working together on this exciting regeneration opportunity in Camden. British Waterways recognises the value of partnerships and the canal network as an unique resource which provides opportunities and added value for the local economy and community."

The land highlighted for redevelopment is presently used as car workshops, as stall area for a small section of the massive Camden market and some is left unused. Railtrack will be discussing with existing tenants their needs for alternative accommodation.

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