Radical, trendy, revolutionary - not words one would traditionally associate with Croydon but the launch of Boxpark Croydon promises to offer all this with the creation of an exclusive new casual dining experience for Croydons’ residents.
The original Boxpark, founded in Shoreditch in 2011, was the Capital's first pop up mall built from striped and refitted shipping containers stacked to create a unique and flexible space for independent retailers and market traders. Its success has lead the founder Roger Wade to back Croydons’ growing regenerations plans and choose the town as the location for his second food and drink inspired Boxpark.
Artists impression of Boxpark Croydon which will be located next to East Croydon Station.
Boxpark Croydon is due to open May 2016 will provide a much needed boost to the tenants of our Croydon sites AMP House, Corinthian House and Interchange - offering them a variety of dining options for lunch or a venue to head to after work.
Stuart McLennan and Debbie Mulungye attended the VIP launch event that showcased the new Boxpark food and drink concept.
Voodoo's ‘street pizza’ served a selection of gourmet pizzas and wraps as an example of the kind of food stall that will be trading at Boxpark Croydon.
The ‘beach’ created at the community space Platform where the launch was held. Complete with deck chairs and sand – sadly not much sun though!
“Creating a place where people want to hang out”... Roger Wade founder of Boxpark talks exclusively at the launch about his ambitions for the project.
The launch was a very trendy event that really captured the type of new and exciting investment this venture represents to Croydon. It will be a great economic boost to the area and provide a much needed social space for the town and its workers to use.