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Boxpark is on its way to Croydon
The owners of Shoreditch shopping centre Boxpark have backed Croydon’s regeneration plans by announcing designs for a pop-up mall in the town. The company behind the world’s first pop-up shopping centre unveiled plans for a “modern Covent Garden” outside East Croydon station.
The latest scheme would be built from 80 shipping containers, providing 24,000 sq ft of shopping and restaurant space with a covered courtyard area for events. The two-storey pop-up mall will be double the size of its Shoreditch counterpart and promises to deliver 200 jobs and apprenticeships when it opens next summer.
Boxpark founder Roger Wade said: “All the restaurants and shops in Croydon need to be updated and I see it as an incredible opportunity for urban regeneration. The area has been neglected for far too long.”
Alison Butler, deputy leader of Croydon council, said: “This is great news for residents and a real sign of the progress and regeneration happening in our borough.”