Boxpark — the alternative, hipster-friendly — shipping container shopping mall will open a third site, in Wembley Park before the end of 2018, they have announced. The company currently operate at locations in Shoreditch and Croydon.
Boxpark is known for a mix of permanent and rotating food and fashion retailers as well as events. They say that since 2010, when they launched in Shoreditch, they have “become synonymous with great food and innovative events” and claim “it revolutionised the pop-up social dining and shopping destination, and offered something new and exciting.”
In October last year Boxpark Croydon differed from Shoreditch in that it was a food and beverage-only site — it features 35 independent traders from across London, including not just one vegan fast food favourites, listed here.
Boxpark Wembley will feature 29 units for “a selection of some of the best independent and established food traders from across London, and around the world.” They say that, in addition, 200 events will be produced each year — and the space will include a 2000-person capacity arena. A new ‘BoxBar,’ stocked with a selection of craft beers, wines and spirits, will be built for intimate events.
Roger Wade, Boxpark’s CEO, said:
"I'm delighted to announce the opening of the third Boxpark site. We look forward to working closely with Quintain, Brent Council, and the other venue operators on the site, to develop a world class food, drink and entertainment destination, and possibly the best fan park in the world! Wembley Park is already home to thousands of residents and welcomes over 11 million visitors each year. It is also one of the most connected corners of north London and benefits from a wide range of attractive public spaces, housing developments and office and workspaces. Boxpark Wembley hopes to establish itself as part of the growing developments in the area and provide an alternative place to eat, drink and play."