London market gets new lock-ups

This week, traders on Golborne Market in North Kensington officially take over new lock-ups built for them by Catalyst Housing as part of the regeneration of the local area.

Previously traders on the market, were using old sea containers for their lock-ups and, before that, they had to make do with dilapidated garages.

The new facilities – which sit in the shadow of architect Erno Goldfinger’s famous Trellick Tower – have electricity, water, drainage and, where requested, washing facilities. They are also more secure with new door locks and double padlocks.

A market has been in place on Golborne Road for over 100 years. Sellers line the road right up to the bottom the bottom of Portobello Market and offer a range of products – from bric-a-brac to fruit and veg.

The regeneration of Wornington Green will provide 538 brand new high quality homes for existing residents in the area. The redevelopment includes a new park and community facilities including new lock-ups for local market traders.

Commenting on the new lock-ups Catalyst’s Wornington Green project director Griff Marshalsay said:

“These new lock-ups show we are committed to working with the community in North Kensington – including businesses on the estate and in the surrounding streets.

“There is a strong sense of community here. We want to do our best to make sure that, in regenerating the area, we play our part in maintaining and strengthening the community we serve.”