Award-winning dining, retail and leisure operator, Boxpark, has announced that it is branching out of the capital and is opening a massive new food hall on Bristol’s harbourside. Set to take over the O&M sheds on Welsh Back, Boxpark, which has three sites in London, will launch their sibling concept known as ‘BoxHall’.
BoxHall promises to be “a vibrant and exciting waterside destination, delivering a premium, unique food and beverage offer not experienced elsewhere in the city”. The historic dockside sheds will be transformed to include restaurants and bars, selling food from local and independent eateries, suppliers and street food traders, and will feature regular guest pop-ups.
The food hall said it is “highly committed to local people and produce”, and will be boasting a roster of acclaimed Bristol-born chefs and creating more than 100 local job opportunities when it opens in 2023, although originally expected in June 2022, however construction is underway. In addition to the tasty food offerings, BoxHall will host an events programme showcasing the best of Bristol’s music scene throughout the week, as well as a mix of other events including local art shows, live screenings and gaming experiences.
Bristol’s O&M Sheds are one of the last remaining undeveloped buildings from the city’s historical industrial dockyard and the developers hope the food hall interior to “capture the essence” of its historical value. The venue will also feature a community hub plus terraces with outdoor seating which overlook the Floating Harbour so guests can take in waterside views towards Bristol Bridge.
Boxpark CEO & founder Roger Wade said: “We are thrilled to announce our brand-new premium food hall concept launching in Bristol next year. Bristol has such a proud independent spirit and the Welsh Back makes the perfect location for a beautifully-designed modern food hall, which champions local and independent traders and suppliers.
“With BoxHall, we aim to offer an all-day social dining experience with food, drink and community-led events all under one roof, showcasing the best in local talent and artists.” Boxpark offers a mixture of street food, shopping and entertainment in three different areas of London: Shoreditch, Croydon and Wembley.