The Halo Group specialises in semi permanent structures. We redesigned Camden Market’s 8,000 square foot West Yard food court in a partnership between The Halo Group, Kerb and Camden Market. For this street food market project, The Halo Group was appointed as the principal designer and worked with Kerb to develop a set of street food units optimised for the modern trader.
The Halo Group’s semi permanent structures offer a real point of difference. Working with Kerb and Camden Market, The Halo Group developed plans for the regeneration of the current site, replacing the existing steel frame market stalls with 34 revolutionary units. Designed and pre-fabricated in The Halo Group’s London workshop, these were assembled on site in September 2017.
The Halo Group was approached by Kerb, Camden’s current operators to submit designs in a 3-way agency pitch. After successfully winning the tender, The Halo Group consulted with Pearcy & Co Architects, Camden’s appointed contractor for the wider regeneration of the Market to ensure architectural continuity was upheld across The Halo Group’s West Yard designs and other projects in the area. Working closely with Kerb, The Halo Group incorporated multiple features into the semi permanent structures onsite to maximise each unit’s functionality & in the process modernising the pop-up trader through innovative design.
This was a legacy project for The Halo Group, Kerb and Camden and represented a prestigious opportunity to contribute to the very fabric of London. The design of these semi permanent structures and overall site layout helped reignite the public’s passion for Camden Market’s West Yard. To achieve the end result we used our modular steel build system to create each unit. Premium materials such as Corian were used to create the cladding for durability, which is a first for a project of this kind. The end result has created a showstopping waterside street food market which will appeal to visitors to the area as well as local residents.