We’re committed to investing
in Camden’s future
We’re combining Camden Market’s iconic real estate assets with digital technology to deliver a world class living, working, retail and leisure destination.
We own approximately 16 acres of real estate in the London Borough of Camden. This includes most of Camden’s markets and a number of separate assets along the high street and in nearby Primrose Hill, Bloomsbury and King’s Cross.
We also own three technology businesses, referred to as LabTech Digital.These are StuccoMedia, an e-commerce marketing platform; glispa, a Berlin-based mobile marketing business and everything5pounds.com, a B2C online fashion retailer.
Corporate social responsibility
Our long-term success relies on people choosing to live and work in Camden, as well as on it being a place that tourists want to visit.
Our focus is on maintaining and adding to Camden’s character by protecting its heritage and environment, and contributing to its community.
We support our local community – a vital part of what makes Camden unique – in many ways.
We encourage local entrepreneurs and start-ups, particularly through our co-working company Interchange. We have also established an apprenticeship scheme, and invest in initiatives to provide training and employment.
We consult residents on our developments and source materials locally wherever possible. Our mixed-use developments all include a proportion of affordable homes and we are building a much-needed primary school – due for completion in time for the start of the 2016/17 school year – as part of our Hawley Wharf development.
Our suppliers and contractors are all required to pass quality, health and safety, and environmental criteria; and larger contractors are required to comply with ISO14001. Before being given access, all contractors complete a site-specific induction, which includes a contractor code of practice that is designed to create a safer environment.
We work to ensure that our developments do not have an adverse effect on the local environment. For example, the design for Hawley Wharf was assessed to reduce or prevent any significant impact that it could have on ground condition, surface water drainage and flood risk, wind, daylight, overshadowing, light pollution and glare, ecology, waste management, built heritage, access and transport, noise and vibration, air quality, archaeology, townscape and visual impact.
We operate a preventive maintenance programme, which is designed to reduce energy consumption and prolong assets’ lives, and a recycling programme for retail, employment and market tenants. In addition, we work to reduce energy consumption, and collate information on energy usage.
Our Hawley Wharf scheme has created the benchmark for our future developments. It meets the national requirements of the Code for Sustainable Homes, including the Lifetime Homes Standard, and incorporates CCHP systems, the most economical and environmental way of providing power, heating and cooling.
Our estate includes many listed buildings that date from the mid-19th century development of London’s railways. We ensure that these assets, which have a unique place in London’s history, are preserved and refurbished to English Heritage’s highest standards while, at the same time, making Camden a better place for retailers and small businesses.
We recognise that our employees are at the heart of our rapidly growing business. We have established group-wide policies and objectives to help us retain, motivate and develop the team. In addition, we monitor gender diversity.
Our policies include a training and benefits programme; a share-option plan; a health benefit and pensions scheme; and a communication and engagement programme to increase employees’ success in, and involvement with, our business.