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Camden Market is undergoing a huge transformation right now, increasingly proving itself to be the natural home for a new generation of creative, tech and retail startups.

They are based in the striking new co-working space, Interchange Triangle, designed by Tom Dixon, with views across the market towards the City and beyond.

As well as moving our own office there – the first of the three initial buildings containing up to 1400 desks – we’ve teamed up with them to produce Interchanger, a brand new quarterly magazine that celebrates the new spirit of the area.

But why the name? It’s a nod to the original red-brick Interchange building, which dominates the western side of the market, and dates back more than a century.

For decades boats brought their cargos to Camden Town, which would have been alive with the buzz of trade. The Interchange was designed simply to improve the transfer of goods – everything from coal to spirits – between canal, rail and road.

This neatly illustrates that Camden’s reputation for commerce goes way further back than the markets for which it is now famous worldwide.

Tom Dixon-designed office space at Interchange Camden

Tom Dixon-designed office space at Interchange Camden

In the first issue of the new magazine, we hear from cover star Tom Dixon about bringing the experience of designing spaces such as Shoreditch House to his first co-working office project.

We chat to six of the startup businesses that have made Interchange their home, including pre-accelerator programme for 18-25 year olds Incubus Ventures, doctor-finding mobile app Doctify and design and comms agency Wandering Bear.

There’s also a guide to the best food, drink and shopping to be found in and around Camden Market, a look at new multi-platform radio service CDNX, and plenty of upcoming events highlights too

From next week Interchanger will be available at key outlets across Camden Town, Old Street, King’s Cross and Hackney. But if you can’t wait drop by Interchange (Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road), head to the Startup Speakeasy event tonight where there’ll be hundreds of copies, or other Camden Market outlets such as Lantana (4-5 Middle Yard), the Half Hitch gin distillery (53 West Yard) and the Market Hall.

To arrange a tour of Interchange, sign up via the website here.

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