London’s Award Winning Boxpark shipping container food hall to open in Liverpool

by Ian Hughes
28th September 2022

BOXPARK is to open a brand-new venue in Liverpool, their first development outside of London.

CGI impression of the new venture inside the giant canning hall

CGI impression of the new venture inside the giant canning hall

Known for diverse street food offering, independent retailers and iconic events, BOXPARK’s new venture aims to champion local businesses and creatives.

The venue will be located in the Baltic Triangle, Liverpool’s bustling creative quarter, filled with independent businesses, bars and street art.

Scheduled to launch in late 2023, BOXPARK will turn Cain’s Brewery Village’s Canning Hall into an all-day dining and music experience, with a lease for the next 15 years.

Spanning 16,000 sq. ft and holding 400 internal covers plus 200 external covers, the proposals for BOXPARK Liverpool will include around 10 kitchen units, three internal bars with additional external bars and a terrace for al fresco dining and intimate events.

Working closely with Liverpool Council, the venue is set to deliver over 150 new jobs.

Boxpark has three site in London, in Shoreditch, Croydon and Wembley.

Cllr Sarah Doyle, Liverpool City Council’s Cabinet Member for Development and Economy, said:

“The news that Boxpark is setting up its first non-London operation in Liverpool is exciting. It’s also a perfect illustration of the city’s significant appeal to investors.

“I’m delighted that Boxpark has placed social value at the heart of its decision-making, with their commitment to working with the local supply chain and to recruiting from within the city.”

Coined “the world’s first pop up mall” by its founder Roger Wade, Boxpark Shoreditch launched in 2010. Dozens of shipping containers contain pop up spaces that have housed all manner of outlets, from a Nike running shop to a Japanese-Latin fusion street food concept.

Boxpark Croydon opened in October 2016 and now boasts over 30 street traders from around the world set in over 90 shipping containers. The Wembley site opened in 2018 and is the largest venue to date, offering a selection of street food traders, a year-round schedule of entertainment, and a fan park area with a 20,000 sq ft events space.

Simon Champion, CEO at Boxpark, said,

“We are thrilled to announce such a fantastic location for our next Boxpark venture. Our team have searched extensively for sites in Liverpool since 2016, having considered multiple locations across the city but we believe the Cains Brewery Village is perfect for this scheme.

“As a dynamic and fast-growing business, we hope Boxpark will be an exciting addition to Liverpool’s buzzing food and drink scene, offering an all-day food and entertainment destination.”

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Ian Hughes
Ian Hughes
Marketing Manager
28th September 2022