Following its success in Shoreditch and Croydon, Boxpark is heading north with the upcoming opening of a site in Wembley Way.
Much like its predecessor in Croydon, Boxpark Wembley will feature independent and established food traders, as well as an events calendar, featuring over 200 varied and original events each year. It will also include a major 2,000 capacity arena space for large scale events, and a BoxBar.
Roger Wade, Boxpark’s creator and CEO, said: “I’m delighted to announce the opening of the third Boxpark site, Boxpark Wembley. Boxpark Wembley is located in an iconic location, on Olympic Way in Wembley Park. We look forward to working closely with Quintain, Brent Council, and the other venue operators on the site, to develop a world class food, drink and entertainment destination, and possibly the best fan park in the world!”
“Wembley Park is already home to thousands of residents and welcomes over 11 million visitors each year. It is also one of the most connected corners of north London and benefits from a wide range of attractive public spaces, housing developments and office and workspaces. Boxpark Wembley hopes to establish itself as part of the growing developments in the area and provide an alternative place to eat, drink and play.”
Angus Dodd, chief executive of Quintain which is heading up the renovations at Wembley Park, added: “We’re pleased to be able to announce that Wembley Park is soon to be home to Boxpark Wembley. We are working hard to ensure that Wembley Park is an exciting place to rent and live in London and this brand new space is another way in which we are demonstrating that. Boxpark Wembley will open up Wembley Park to a whole new audience and we are looking forward to welcoming them, along with those that live and work here already, as we work closely with Boxpark to deliver this new exciting venue for London.”
Boxpark Wembley will be created by BDP, the team behind the award-winning design of Boxpark Croydon. BDP’s chairman, Gavin Elliott, was keen to get started on the new project:
“Following on from the award-winning success of Boxpark Croydon, it’s great to ‘get the band back together’, to design another Boxpark with Roger and his team. The Boxpark Wembley scheme is a significant evolution of the F&B model we developed in Croydon, and takes our thinking to a new level. It’s also particularly exciting to be working with both Boxpark and Quintain in such an iconic, world renowned destination – to which we hope to bring our own little bit of urban cool.”