Boxpark holds a very special place in the heart of Londoners. With three sites across the city (Wembley, Croydon & Shoreditch), Boxpark sites are community hubs which also offer a huge choice of places to eat, unique shopping and a range of fun activities for a great night out.
Having recently featured heavily in the Euro 2020 coverage, with jubilant scenes of revellers supporting the England Football team, Boxpark venues continue to gain a reputation as ‘the place to be’.
Now, Boxpark is reportedly working to secure a site in Manchester. In partnership with Allied London’s Enterprise City, Boxpark are hoping to gain a lease on the 30,000sq ft Albert Shed, located in the central St John’s area of Manchester.
Should the deal progress smoothly Boxpark will hopefully we ready to open in June 2022.
Speaking to Place North West, Allied’s chief executive Mike Ingall said: “The deal is not done yet but we have shaken hands and that is good enough for me.”
The first Boxpark opened in Shoreditch in 2011. The creative concept, developed by founder and CEO Roger Wade, transformed shipping containers into a central hub offering a diverse range of pop-up dining experiences as well as unique shopping boutiques.
Now, Boxpark Shoreditch is home to over fifty fashion, street food and lifestyle brands. The site is home to a mixture of permanent stores as well as pop-ups. They also host a range of events from screenings of major sporting events to DJ showcases, pub quizzes to full live band performances.
Boxpark Croydon is the one you’d have seen a lot of during the Euros, with highlights including a ‘Sweet Caroline’ sing-a-long with Barry from EastEnders (Shaun Williamson) and celebrations by Stormzy. Boxpark Croydon houses around its perimeter a huge array of shops, food vendors (catering for every meal of the day and visiting pretty much every continent) and bars. Whilst the central area is a 2000-capicity events space which hosts internationally recognised musicians / artists, movie screenings, workshops, exhibitions, comedy nights … and so much more.
Boxpark Wembley, which opened in December 2018, is the location which brings you not only the best in street food traders and authentic cultural events but also is the heart of Boxpark’s play concepts. Currently Boxpark Wembley hosts Bad Axe Throwing, meetspaceVR, Pop Golf and also Playbox – a leisure themed bar offering shuffleboard, glowpong, pool and fussball.
Earlier this year Boxpark also announced plans to open BoxHall in Bristol. Transforming an old dockside shed into a trendy street food hall and live events venue. BoxHall should be opening its doors in June 2022.