Boxpark on its way to Wembley

15 February 2018

A trendy pop-up mall is set to open in Wembley later this year, after receiving the backing of Brent Council's planning committee last night.


Boxpark - which already has sites in Shoreditch and Croydon - will open later this year on a former car park site at the corner of Fulton Road and Olympic Way, more commonly known as Wembley Way.


Inspired by its predecessors which are made up of shipping containers, Wembley's Boxpark will be a steel clad building and the first Boxpark site to have a roof.


There will be 29 units for food and drink vendors and a large 'cultural hub' for events and community workshops with a capacity of up to 2,000, and a smaller venue for 300 people.


Boxpark's move to north-west London is the latest development in a much wider regeneration of Wembley Park led by Quintain, which has also seen the London Designer Outlet built.


Cllr Shama Tatler, Brent Council's Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Employment, Skills and Growth, said:


"Wembley's already known the world over but this news from Boxpark shows how far the area has come in becoming so much more than a match-day destination.


"There's a real buzz being generated about the place and Boxpark's arrival in Brent will not only be good news for start-ups looking for space or for artists looking for somewhere to perform, it will also help to bring more people to the area which will be a boost for other local businesses too."