A retail park in Croydon that is being created using 80 shipping containers has attracted a raft of foodservice names ahead of its launch next year.
‘BOXPARK’ claims it has been oversubscribed by 250% since it announced its plan in July, with 75% of the units now signed up.
Brands include Viet Do An, MEAT Liquor, Fish Wings & Tings, Mud Cafe, Bread Tree, Bhangra Burgers, Bukowski, CookDaily and Bang Bang Vietnamese.
The destination spans approximate 20,000 square foot event space and will open to the public in the summer of 2016.
For Nick Moss, founder of Viet Do An and brother of supermodel Kate Moss, BOX PARK represents his brand’s first site.
He said: “As a born and bred Croydon local, I am passionate about the regeneration that is now being made to my own time, and proud to be part of BOXPARK Croydon. It will not only offer opportunities for new and existing small businesses like myself but it will also generate jobs, attract people who wouldn’t normally visit and above all change long-standing perceptions of this vibrant town and its residents.”
BOXPARK Croydon follows on from the successful concept already operating in Shoreditch (pictured).