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Independent brands and eco-retail for Wembley Park Market

The first phase of Wembley Park Market has launched, with a focus on local and independent brands, and on eco-friendly retail.

The Market is part of Quintain’s 85 acre, £3bn development in North London. Seven independent retailers have taken space in the Market, which offers fashion, food, wellness and services under one roof. Leslie Jones Architecture created the masterplan for the development.

Market specialist MrktMrkt is operating the attraction, and with Quintain is working with start-ups and local businesses to create community of makers and merchants. Tenants include packaging-free store Patoka, sustainable food and crafts store Duck Pond Market, barber London Beard Company, and CherryDCakes, which is opening its first branch.

‘‘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. Community and enterprise go hand-in-hand in Wembley Park, so 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,” says Quintain retail director Matt Slade.

On the other side of London, Lendlease development Elephant Park has announced a similar push for local independent tenants.

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