Edgy retail and leisure concept to open in Bristol

Boxhall Bristol

A Worcestershire-based properly group has signed up BoxHall, part of the award-winning dining, retail and leisure concept Boxpark, for their stunning historic floating harbour development in the Centre of Bristol.

Belbroughton-based Cordwell Property Group  has agreed to take a 20 year lease at Welsh Back Bristol’s O&M’s sheds which will house its first BoxHall site.

Opening next year, BoxHall will be Bristol’s new F&B-led concept with a modern food hall structure, set to offer premium product ranges and authentic cuisine.

The development will comprise dedicated areas for a food hall attracting local and independent operators from Bristol and surrounding areas.

The latest venture will feature internal dining and seating space and external terraces overlooking the waterside and BoxHall will animate Welsh Back with additional seating.

Cordwell Director, Tom Wilcox, said: “We are delighted to have signed up BoxHall to their first venture outside of London, our respective teams have worked hard to bring forward the scheme, which has been desperately needed to regenerate these historic sheds and we are sure it will be a fantastic quality foodhall destination”.

Boxpark CEO & Founder Roger Wade, added: “We are thrilled to announce our brand new BoxHall concept launching in Bristol next year. It has been an incredibly difficult year but we remained optimistic during the pandemic and used the time to progress our expansion plans.

“Our team has worked extremely hard to secure our first site outside of London and this is a huge milestone for the Boxpark family. “Now that we’ve signed the lease on this location, we will be working closely with Macauley Sinclair on the interior design and brand development. Boxpark has always been an innovator in the F&B industry and this new development demonstrates our investment in continuing to evolve both the brand and the sites we build and operate in.”

Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol, said: “It’s great to see an established, successful brand looking to Bristol for its next venture, in another vote of confidence for the city’s recovery from Covid-19. Cordwell and BoxHall’s scheme looks set to be an exciting addition to Bristol’s offer, providing another location from which to showcase the huge number of independent, local food and drink companies that operate across the city.

“This is further investment into Bristol’s historic harbourside, just around the corner from the soon-to-be-restored Redcliffe Bascule Bridge.”

Boxpark will begin tenant marketing in the later part of 2021.

Unlike Boxpark developments which focus on placemaking and creating spaces, BoxHall sites will be located in existing buildings within town centres across the UK – most of which will be iconic sites in their respective communities with a strong history and cultural heritage.

This development is being delivered by Cordwell’s team, including AHR Architects, RPS, and Curtins, with ARC Retail advising on the letting. BoxHall have partnered with Macauley Sinclair.