Oct 24, 2019

Role: Owner/developer
Status: Fully operating asset
Uses: Retail and markets; events; public realm

During Milligan’s three-year ownership of Camden Lock Market, we greatly improved the appearance, operation, management and F&B offer resulting in a market which now appeals to locals and visitors alike.

We believed that there was huge potential for a sympathetic redesign and redevelopment of the site, retaining its best and original features and developing its tenant mix. In order to increase the local appeal, we launched an innovative night market concept and ongoing events programme which proved hugely popular as average visitor numbers increased by an impressive 38% during those events.
Results:

  • Average 120,000 unique visitors per week and 7.8 million total visits per year
  • NPS scores of 69 
  • Peak hourly visitors on site c7,000 in summer
  • The Christmas night markets highlighted the success of the targeting of locals as international visitors were just 13% compared to 20-25% on average at this time of year