Boxpark – the pop-up mall Emily Webber 5 March 2011 General chat, Planning & development I have been passing this regularly on my way to work, it’s just by Shoreditch overground station and is claimed to be the worlds first \pop-up” mall coming in August Boxpark website http://vimeo.com/19274297 23 Comments pernillebarbara 5 March 2011, 1:32 pm I wrote an article on that actually…. it does sound fairly interesting in a way!http://www.eastlondonlines.co.uk/2011/02/shoreditch-to-become-home-of-unique-pop-up-mall/ ewebber 5 March 2011, 1:37 pm I’m hoping it includes a pop-up pop sock shop 😉 ewebber 5 March 2011, 1:40 pm \BoxPark Shoreditch will exist for 5 years before the space will be passed on to retail developers Hammerson and Ballymore.” – so not so pop-down then” pernillebarbara 5 March 2011, 2:16 pm Haha no! ewebber 13 October 2011, 7:25 am I just went past on the bus, work has started on it now ewebber 19 October 2011, 4:51 pm Not much is on the website, but some names have gone up around the park. I keenly noticed Namo who are a great vietnamese restaurant in Victoria Park Village – anyone seen who else is moving in?” eastlondonlover 19 October 2011, 10:13 pm Passed by there on Sunday and took a few pics. Looks promising. Really like the concept. Names I noticed were Crussh, Urbanears, Kangol, NewEra, Smiley, Namo, Dockers, Nike and OneTrueSaxon. Also got wind of Wagamamas having a slot. Put my pictures up at http://boxpark.measureyourbrasize.com.“ ewebber 20 October 2011, 7:30 am Looks like they are looking for staff too, I didn’t catch the details, but it’s printed up on the side of the park eastlondonlover 22 October 2011, 3:09 pm Been down to the Boxpark site this morning and took some more pics. Managed to get on the site and take a peak inside some of the containers. Put the new pics up on http://boxpark.measureyourbrasize.com.Need to add that I’m not associated to Boxpark if anyone’s wondering. Just an enthusiastic bystander.” katybeale 1 November 2011, 9:38 am Be good if there were more independents before Shoreditch becomes more brand and bland. If say half of the units were set aside for up and coming designers etc. it would make me want to visit… saladefolle 8 November 2011, 11:43 am there’s an article about it in yesterday’s Evening Standard http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/lifestyle/article-24006886-boxpark-the-worlds-first-temporary-shopping-mall.do. Been also reading about CABIN/ET (mentioned in the article) but that ended in 2009. For info http://www.architrope.com/architrope_vs_3/cabin_et.html eastlondonlover 18 November 2011, 9:08 pm Boxpark have released their official list of brands due to open in Shoreditch. Looks like a fair mix of independents and big names. I hadn’t heard of many of these names before.BoxPark brands list“ benjamin 19 November 2011, 8:23 am I was looking forward to this development but I am really disappointed in its final appearance.At just two storeys and all monochromatic I think it just looks a bit mundane and unambitious. I guess I was expecting something more like Container City;http://www.london-ers.com/2008/10/living-in-boxes/“ ewebber 19 November 2011, 10:43 am Odd that they have removed their video from Vimeo! isle_of_olive 24 November 2011, 7:38 pm this looks pretty cool! i walk past there almost every day… i never even noticed it… might go have a look tomorrow! ewebber 1 December 2011, 10:03 am Photo by ewebber Boxpark opens this weekend and is looking pretty shiny right now” ewebber 1 December 2011, 10:55 am You can get a 20% of voucher for the first week over here: http://www.boxpark.co.uk/launch-offer“ ewebber 3 December 2011, 8:22 am The Londonist’s photos of the opening: http://londonist.com/2011/12/in-pictures-pop-up-shopping-mall-boxpark-opens-in-shoreditch.php“ janice 3 December 2011, 10:51 am i may not have time to visit in the first week but i’m gonna try! ewebber 23 December 2011, 10:39 am Looks like this boxpark is the first of many across London http://www.designweek.co.uk/news/boxpark-pop-up-mall-founder-aims-to-open-second-site/3032386.article Have you been and what are your thoughts on it? benjamin 24 December 2011, 8:43 pm I still think it’s a bit dull and a missed opportunity to bring something really imaginative and vibrant to the east end. Here’s what some others have done with containers; http://www.archdaily.com/10620/puma-city-shipping-container-store-lot/ http://inhabitat.com/restart-shipping-container-mall-opens-in-christchurch-but-faces-lawsuit/ And aren’t most of the clothes stores all of the same stamp? Not much variety. benjamin 25 February 2013, 9:15 am Boxpark have just submitted a planning application to “..increase the maximum number of A3 units within the development from 12 to 16.”It looks as though the cafes are doing better than the clothes.” Pingback: Yeah! Hackney » Gap’s LivedIn Concept Store Opens in Shoreditch’s BoxPark Comments are now closed for this post.