Boxpark chooses Bristol for debut Boxhall concept
Boxpark is to open its first site outside of London when it launches sibling concept BoxHall in Bristol next summer.
The company has signed a lease for a harbourside location at Welsh Back Bristol’s O&M’s sheds which will house a debut BoxHall modern food hall. In addition to food, the site will also offer a community-led programme of events and unique gaming experiences.
Unlike Boxpark developments which are housed in shipping containers, BoxHall sites will be located in existing buildings within town centres across the UK. Further Boxhall sites will be announced later this year.
Boxpark founder and chief executive Roger Wade said: “We are thrilled to announce our brand new BoxHall concept launching in Bristol next year. It has been an incredibly difficult year but we remained optimistic during the pandemic and used the time to progress our expansion plans. Our team has worked extremely hard to secure our first site outside of London and this is a huge milestone for the Boxpark family.
“Now that we’ve signed for the lease on this location, we will be working closely with Macaulay Sinclair on the interior design. Boxpark has always been an innovator in the F&B industry and this new development demonstrates our investment in continuing to evolve both the brand and the sites we build and operate in.”
BoxHall is part of the company’s wider expansion plans to roll out a mixture of sites both inside and outside of London. Boxpark’s portfolio currently includes three London sites in Shoreditch, Croydon and Wembley.