BoxHall City Opening its Fourth Boxpark Site in London

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BoxHall City Opening its Fourth Boxpark Site in London

Hospitality group Boxpark is opening a new location on Liverpool Street next year.  Dubbed the “BoxHall City”, the site will replace the existing Metropolitan Arcade at Liverpool Street Station with a collection of food and drink outlets and event venues. 

The Metropolitan Arcade was built in 1912 on the site of the former Metropolitan Railway station, which now serves the Circle, Metropolitan, and Hammersmith & City lines. 

Boxpark founder Roger Wade said, “We are excited to repurpose the building and make it a home to a premium food, beer and music hall – BoxHall, whist retaining its character and feel.” 

As part of a 15-year lease signed with the Transport of London, the site will open in the summer of 2030, making it the fourth Boxpark site in London.

The name Boxpark comes from the use of old shipping containers.  The group came up with the concept in Bristol, repurposing an existing building rather than building a new structure out of containers.  

The first venue opened in Shoreditch in 2010, and was followed by openings in Croydon and Wembley.  Boxpark’s expansion was secured with “significant investment” from the private equity arm of Lloyds Bank, Lloyds Development Capital.

The Metropolitan arcade is currently a mixture of retail outlets, cafes and office space.  Boxpark will keep the existing Edwardian features of the building, while renovating the inside to build high-end food counters, craft beer outlets and a new music hall.

TFL’s Head of Commercial Property Nigel Pickup said: “This will provide a range of food and beverage options to the thousands of people who visit, work or pass through Liverpool Street Station every day.”

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