Phase one of the 4,000-sq ft market opens with seven independent makers and merchants
The first phase of Wembley Park Market has opened with an emphasis on local makers and eco-friendly retail, with seven independent, creative retailers taking space. The 4,000-sq ft market is located in the heart of Wembley Park, the £3bn urban development being delivered by Quintain.
Operated by London-based mRktmRkt, the market offers brands of all shapes and sizes the opportunity to occupy a physical space within Wembley Park’s appealing environment. With fashion, food, homeware, wellness and services all under one roof, Quintain is working with start-ups, entrepreneurs and local businesses alike to create a community of makers and merchants in a single retail space.
The first tenants include a zero-waste food and household store, a luxury purveyor of chocolate brownies and truffles, an eco-friendly home fragrance brand, a specialist barber, an artisanal maker gallery, a family-run Wembley-based cakemaker and an ethical food, crafts, homeware and arts collective.
Wembley Park Market is just one in a spectrum of imaginative attractions at the 85-acre development, which also includes London’s largest Boxpark, Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre which opens in July, and London Designer Outlet, the capital’s leading fashion and lifestyle outlet shopping centre.
Quintain retail director Matt Slade said: ‘‘This mix of retailers is exactly what we had aimed to bring to Wembley Park Market and is a very positive indication of what the further phases hold. It’s important that we continue to nourish the independent brands that put their confidence in the scheme and the huge opportunity that it brings with it. We are very much looking forward to seeing these brands thrive and are enormously proud of the part that the Market will play in that.’’