It was founded by Roger Wade who described it as the “world’s first pop up mall”. The first Boxpark was launched in Shoreditch in 2011, a second was built in Croydon next to East Croydon Station in 2016, and Boxpark Wembley is the third and biggest and opened on Olympic Way in late 2018. Other Boxpark’s are also planned for other cities and countries.
According to its founder, who started out with the street fashion label and store called Boxfresh, the idea for a shopping centre made out of shipping containers had its origin in 1999 while he was attending German trade shows with Boxfresh. For each show he would need to build a mini shop that would then be demolished, and he wondered if he could build a trade show stand in a container that could be reused. He said: “that was the beginning of my fascination, in 1999. Years later a friend was running retail developments so some time in 2008-09 I wondered – why not build a whole retail development out of containers?”
Boxpark is a one stop shopping mall for all things food and drink with 19 different cuisines from around the world, not forgetting the other shopping stores for non food items.Customers are invited to enjoy the convenience and comfort of accessing a variety of restaurants and shops, both familiar brands and independent ventures, all in one place.Current stores include, the iconic British amp manufacturer, Marshall; boutique home and garden store, Decorum and creative perfume house, Diptyque. We are proud of this new relationship with Boxpark and look forward to seeing them expand further.
Extremus Solid Grade Laminate was chosen by Boxpark as they have a huge volume of visitors from morning till night. The location at Wembley means that when the stadium is entertaining then so is Boxpark with diners and shoppers alike using the facility. This large but variable volume of foot traffic can strain the facilities to the maximum and therefore requires the most reliable, volume resistant and maintenance free washroom installation that can be provided. High-spec products that will stand up to being used constantly without defecting. Water, chemical and vandal resistant Solid Grade Laminate material, manufactured in colour coded finishes, together with high strength anti-vandal, anti-corrosion, satin anodised aluminium fittings & fixings for strength, Extremus looks modern, is hard wearing, and easily maintained.
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