Demolition work begins on shops ravaged by Camden Town fire

Demolition work on some of the buildings ravaged by the Camden fire gets underway today. G-Heaven public house and Concession shop, both on Chalk Farm Road, are to be demolished today. As the bulldozers move in, Camden Council has issued more informatio

Demolition work on some of the buildings ravaged by the Camden fire gets underway today.

G-Heaven public house and Concession shop, both on Chalk Farm Road, are to be demolished today.

As the bulldozers move in, Camden Council has issued more information on the effects of the inferno that tore through Camden Town on Saturday night.

The council confirmed that while the fire was contained in the relatively small area known as Canal Street Market owned by Camden Markets Holding, about six shops and the flats above them in Chalk Farm Road were badly damaged as well as 90 market stalls behind the shops, and the Hawley Arms pub.


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Of the 90 stalls affected, 35 of those have extensive damage.

The Camden Lock Market is now open again for business, with only a slightly limited service. Access to Camden Lock Market is via the canal into the West Yard. The Stables Market area remains open as are the 250 shops on Camden High Street.

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The Council arranged a meeting for businesses on Sunday to offer support and advice for those affected and to give businesses the latest update regarding buildings affected by the blaze.

About 25 businesses attended the meeting at the town hall and issues discussed included access to properties, security of properties and goods, business rate relief and insurance and legal advice.

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